Opinion

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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Spin, baby, spin: Connecticut debates wind turbines

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

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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.

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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.

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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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“The Pipe” offers antidote to toxic “Superman”

WARNING: "Waiting for Superman," the new film by David Guggenheim, might be injurious to public education.

 

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Metal musicians fight for better world

In recent years, musicians have begun to weigh in on important social, economic, and especially environmental issues.

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Blood Dolphins shines light on dolphin's plight

When animal rights activist Ric O'Barry made the academy award winning documentary "The Cove" he assumed the international spotlight would finally put an end to dolphin hunting. Not so.

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