How the commons makes everything else work.
And what we’ve lost.
Water scarcity and local action in the pueblos jóvenes of Peru.
Even as water grows more precious, the Environmental Protection Agency has permitted oil and gas, mining and other industries to contaminate aquifers in more than 1,500 places.
How U.S. taxpayers are paying the Pentagon to occupy the planet.
Forget the fiscal cliff, there are three other, bigger dangers.
Activists are waging a secret war, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.
A new documentary reveals the beauty and horror of plastic waste
How did New York City manage to control pollution in its water supply on the cheap?
There may still be time to reverse our present economic crises, but new and innovative efforts are required.
Forecasts of oil abundance collide with planetary realities.
To find out how fast, and how much, polar ice might melt in the future, scientists are looking to ancient rocks for clues of what happened in the past.
The Great Lakes are a commons, not a commodity to be sold to the highest bidder.
Is it time to think about a different economic system, for the sake of the planet?
Heat, drought, rising food costs, and the chaos that could ensue.
Has the fight against climate change just taken a monumental step forward?
“Extreme oil” and the destruction of our oceans
When confronted with homelessness, it’s much too easy to look the other way.
President Obama’s approach to energy policy is surprisingly close Dick Cheney’s. What this tells us about America’s new nationalism.
Why is it that many business leaders refuse to take an interest in the future of the planet?
Climate change denial is facing significant new challenges, but the fight is nowhere close to over.
How Texas managed to export its energy policy to the rest of America.
The environmental nightmare you know nothing about.
Six recent clashes and conflicts on a planet heading into energy overdrive.
Wise words from a document found on the computer of Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach (1929-2012) after his death.
A planet connected by wild weather.
Sending debt oeonage, poverty, and freaky weather into the arena.
The World Water Forum in Marseille sets the stage for important talks at Rio environment conference.
How the big energy companies plan to turn the United States into a third-world petro-state.
Chip Ward writes to granddaughter Madeline about the problems of the world she’s about to inherit.
The iconic anthropologist and activist on what chimpanzees tell us about our ultimate destiny, the sixth great extinction, and reasons for hope.
The U.S. poet laureate, W.S. Merwin, discusses his role in the antiwar movement, the quagmire of U.S. military occupations, today’s extinction rate, and efforts to conserve nature on Maui.
Two New York City Muslims discuss the Islamic imperative to care for the earth.
I understand this economically, and I’d rather not / mention the resemblance to prostitution, but when I open my / mouth it also fills with something called sky
A photographer chronicles his career as a commercial fisherman, a career he both romanticizes and loathes.
Little boys in drifts of dulling orange were trying / to pack balls of wings to throw at each other; / she thought perhaps she wouldn’t have children.
The mammoth and the dodo never saw it coming— / in the end, there is only the idea of species, like a chair / left swinging when the kids go in for lunch.
Skeptics cite 700 “scientists” who doubt global warming. Except few are climatologists. And Joseph Romm says they’re conducting the greatest disinformation campaign in history.
When Texaco left Ecuador in 1992, it left one huge environmental mess. The result has been a suit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorians against Chevron, which bought Texaco, for $27 billion. This is the biggest environmental lawsuit in history.
The environmental child prodigy on how the economy can benefit from green initiatives, why Canada and the U.S. must help lead the way, and the role for tribal peoples in conservation.