Science & Environment


Dethroning fossil fuels: rise of the New Abolitionists

Advocates for keeping fossil fuels in the ground are demanding of the world what this nation required of itself following the Civil War.


Climate contradictions: Obama approves Arctic drilling, plans visit to Alaska

The move is especially bewildering for many, as the president has declared Alaska to be "the frontlines of our fight against climate change."


President announces Clean Power Plan to supportive poll results

The EPA released its final rule on the regulation of power plants in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent by 2030.


An eco-civilization lesson

Many are now calling for an ecological civilization as an alternative to more exploitation and extraction, another pathway for human civilization to take.


Push for solar energy on public land destroys sacred Mohave site

The  Genesis solar plant, costing $1.2 billion, has been hailed as a success, but at what cost?


Nuclear fallout, plastics mark human impact on planet, scientists say

We have entered a new geological era, in which human action is changing the physical world around us.


“Peace and planet” marchers at UN: “No more nukes!”

It was a picture perfect Sunday for a peaceful march against the most violent instruments of war: nuclear weapons.


Today in environmental history: Deepwater Horizon spills into Gulf of Mexico

On this day in 2010, a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.


More than 80 groups urge Pfizer to leave climate-denier ALEC

Over 100 corporations and groups have left ALEC since 2011, when Common Cause and other groups launched a campaign to call public attention to the group's activities.


California poised to lead nation on climate policy

"The bottom line is: common-sense, sensible climate change policy is economic growth policy for the state of California."

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