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The hospitals prepared for an influx of wounded that never came. People either escaped or they died.
Just after midnight, 26 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince Will
Ever since she released her the anti-globalization manifesto, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, 15 years ago, Naomi
We rarely know the exact date and time an entire species goes extinct, but in the case of the passenger pigeon, we do.
Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson recently compared the climate crisis to the 2008 financial crisis.
For the eighth year in a row, Sierra magazine has dedicated a big chunk of its September/October issue to higher education.
With a couple of decisions in 2001 and 2006, the Supreme Court managed to break the Clean Water Act by calling into question
This week marks the six month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina.
Amidst hundreds of supporters of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan at the Environmental Protection Agency’s hea
Next week the Environmental Protection Agency will host four public hearings on its plan to reduce climate change pollution f
Matt Russell recently declared that “we are already experiencing the effects of climate change.
If the world is to solve the climate-change crisis, we will need a new approach.
This week, the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposed regulati
This is great day for anyone who has ever marveled at wide-open seas and rich ocean life.
The Environmental Protection Agency issued proposed rules for power plants last week, arguing that the extra costs of low-car
The Obama administration announced a major breakthrough today that will safeguard our health and protect future generations f
Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Secretary of State John Kerry should be saluted for energizing US policy on climate change and pushing for global progress to
After several decades of negotiations, we are no nearer to stopping concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) at 450 ppm in t
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency is publishing proposed rules to reduce carbon pollution from new power plants.
Monarch butterflies are one of the great wonders of the natural world.
Between the devastation in the Philippines, deadly floods in Sardinia and Vietnam, and the COP 19 UN climate change summit in
What do a chicken, a lizard and a grouse all have in common? Sounds like a bad joke, doesn’t it? Well, unfortunately fo
While President Bush continues to make terrorism and domestic security the centerpiece of his campaign, he has made little m
I am honored to accept the Ambulatory Pediatric Association’s (APA’s) George Armstrong Lecture Award 2000 on beha
Last month, U.S. Sen.
The United States Congress passed a climate policy, and President Obama signed it.
A discussion with Alex Matthiessen, Riverkeeper of New York’s Hudson River and President of the organization Riverkeepe
Our regulatory system for protecting the nation’s water is not working.
Last week, I gave a talk to the Missouri Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems annual meeting.
Alex Matthiessen on the implications of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Alex Matthiessen discusses the reality of energy clean-up costs on “A win for environmentalist: The Hudson River,” The Al
- A $20 trillion “externality” appears to present civilization with its BIG CHOICE: economic destruction or ecological d