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Sustainability news and analysis from The Nation
October 20, 2021
This 5-Point Plan Will Fix Climate Coverage
Number 1: It’s the planet, stupid.
Mary Annaïse Heglar
October 15, 2021
Why Ecology Is the Infrastructure of the Future
Landscape architect Kate Orff says we must restore and harness natural systems to protect ourselves from the worsening climate crisis.
September 23, 2021
The Battle for Thacker Pass
In Nevada’s high desert, environmentalists, Indigenous organizers, and ranchers have locked arms to block a lithium mine.
September 15, 2021
Progressive Democrats Set Out to Defund the Fossil Fuel Industry
A new bill seeks to protect both the climate and the economy.
September 10, 2021
When It Rains in Detroit
Even an ordinary rainfall in the Motor City can prompt devastating floods, turning the fortunes of many upside down.
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August 24, 2021
Letters From the September 6/13, 2021, Issue
August 20, 2021
Cut Military Spending to Deliver Covid Vaccines to the World
The US cannot police the globe and should reject isolationist anti-refugee stances. Representative Mark Pocan proposes another path for American foreign policy.
August 11, 2021
Seeing the Climate Crisis Through the Eyes of Henry Thoreau
“I walk toward one of our ponds,” Thoreau wrote in “Slavery in Massachusetts,” “but what signifies the beauty of nature when men are base?”
July 26, 2021
Coastal Landfills Are No Match for Rising Seas
As sea levels rise, the landfills along the US coasts have become a ticking environmental time bomb. So why does the federal government have no plan to avoid this looming catastrophe?
July 9, 2021
Drought Takes Hold of California
As the recall election nears, rising heat and access to water may become defining political issues for the state.