Capitalism bad for the environment, says book

Specific themes and topics of the book include the anti-nuclear movement and the needed unification of environmentalists and unions.


Republican rejection of science threatens humanity

While scientists around the world are coming to a growing consensus concurring on the reality of global warming, Americans are being polarized along political lines.


Earth Day turns 41, now what?

Earth Day is usually accompanied by two divergent approaches: One is the nice, feel-good style of school observances; the other is vaguely or explicitly apocalyptic.


The people of Japan are in our hearts

We extend our deepest sympathy and solidarity to the people of Japan in the unfathomable tragedy that is still unfolding, and we think about the wider implications.


Lurching toward the peak

While much of the talk about "peak oil" can be dismissed as hysterical catastrophizing, there is an underlying reality that humankind must come to grips with.


"Rally for Coal": which way for West Virginia?

The EPA vetoed the permit for the Logan County mine, a symbol of the debate over mountain top removal mining that has been embroiled in litigation since 1998.


Spin, baby, spin: Connecticut debates wind turbines

Connecticut prepares for debate between "Drill, baby, drill" or "Spin, baby, spin," wind turbines vs. fossil fuels.


Coyotes in the city: lessons for 2011

As we look ahead to the new year, coyotes wandering around Chicago offer some lessons to keep in mind.


Investing in clean transportation could create 3.7 million jobs

Comprehensive energy and climate policies, and infrastructure spending on clean transportation, could create 3.7 million jobs in the U.S., a new study shows.


Loopholes in climate accord threaten death of coral reefs by 2100

It doesn't seem as if the big industrial nations are serious about trying to halt global warming.

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