Topic: Environment

  • Climate activists have to stand with the strikers

    Striking oil workers are showing how to take on the oil industry--and the climate justice movement needs to stand with them.

  • The looming climate catastrophe

    New reports show that damage to the environment is even worse than we knew. So why won't global leaders take action?

  • Pushing through the pipeline

    The first order of business for the new Republican Congress was ramming through approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • Good riddance to Vermont Yankee

    The struggle to shut down Vermont Yankee may be over, but the possibility of a nuclear disaster is far from gone.

  • How New York won a fracking ban

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to ban fracking is a victory for all the people who spent years challenging the energy giants.

  • How Denton beat the frackers

    Years of organizing set the stage for Denton, Texas, voters to approve a fracking ban--but the energy industry won't give up.

  • Their deal to wreck the planet

    The U.S.-China agreement doesn't come close to cutting CO2 emissions on a scale necessary to stop climate change.

  • A Keystone test in the Senate

    Obama and the Democrats are on the spot about the Keystone XL pipeline--and it's one of their own who put them there.

  • Protesting a disaster before it happens

    Washington residents are fighting to stop the expansion of dangerous shipments of crude oil by rail across the state.

  • What we want after the march

    The only possible world for our children is the one that we wrestle from the hands of those who are poisoning the present.

  • New life for the climate justice struggle

    The hope for action on climate change comes not from paralyzed heads of state, but from another welling up at the grassroots.

  • Against the climate march cynics

    The criticisms of the climate march as "tame" and "symbolic" miss the importance of demonstrations like these in building future movements.

  • The climate justice call echoes across the globe

    As many as 300,000 marched in New York City in the largest of thousands of events held to call for real action on climate change--before it's too late.

  • Jobs and the planet: Is it really either/or?

    Organized labor's traditional attitude has been: If the environment gains, then workers must be losing. But it doesn't have to be a zero-sum game.

  • The UN's dismal failure on climate change

    The People's Climate March this week will confront the latest in a series of UN summits that have accomplished nothing.

  • We need system change to stop climate change

    With the People's Climate March coming up this week, a leading voice in the environmental justice movement looks at the challenges we face.

  • Kick the frackers out

    The New York governor's race is providing an opportunity to campaign against the disastrous practice of fracking.

  • Whose consumption is killing the planet?

    The stereotype is that we're all responsible for climate change, but this lets the real culprits--corporations and the wealthy elite--off the hook.

  • Getting justice into the pipeline

    The People's Climate March is set to be a center for activists from around the world to raise their voices against climate change.

  • Toledo is a warning sign

    Man-made factors like the overuse of fertilizers and the ever-present drive for profit are to blame for the water crisis in Toledo.

  • Why is Toledo afraid to take a drink?

    The fourth-largest city in Ohio was without safe water last weekend--but this was no natural disaster.

  • Climate change distractions?

    An author and ecosocialist activist responds to criticisms that the left puts forward "environmental catastrophism."

  • Derailing oil train disasters

    People in Canada and the U.S. gathered to mark the one-year anniversary of the oil train explosion in Lac-Mégantic in Quebec.

  • Killing Cove Point

    A plan to build the East Coast's first liquefied natural gas export center at Cove Point poses a major threat to the environment.

  • Fighting the pipeline menace

    The American ruling class is invested in finishing the Keystone pipeline--but the fight against it has continued building.