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More than 180 faculty and nearly 800 alumni have signed petitions in support of the Divest Harvard campaign. (Photo credit: Divest Harvard)
April 28, 2014 | Activism

Leaders of divestment campaigns at Harvard and UC Berkeley on why their schools should drop shares in polluting industries. Continue reading

Masses of ice floating near the Southern Shetlands archipelago in Antarctica. (AP Photo/Antonio Larrea)
Updated May 7, 2014 | Activism

A group is using an ancient doctrine as a basis for some unique litigation. Continue reading

Ben Gerald from Staley Electric Co. helps install solar power panels on the roof of a house in North Little Rock, Arkansas on Wednesday, January 22, 2003. (AP Photo/David Quinn)
April 25, 2014 | Activism

A few enterprising towns and cities have been working to sustainably reorganize their economies. Continue reading

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April 25, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Two leaders of the climate change divestment campaign are urging institutions to break ties with the fossil fuel industry. Continue reading

Corus steel plant in IJmuiden, Netherlands. March 2011 (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 24, 2014 | Activism

Bill’s guests this week say divestment in the fossil fuel industry can lead to change. Their goal is to isolate the industry as a “moral pariah,” like apartheid and tobacco. Continue reading

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April 24, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In this clip, environmentalist Bill McKibben explains why divestment is a powerful offensive strategy against the fossil fuel industry. Continue reading

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April 24, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

For years, those who scale the mountain professionally have been warning that a warming world makes the climb more dangerous. Continue reading

In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, smoke rises in this time exposure image from the stacks of the La Cygne Generating Station coal-fired power plant in La Cygne, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, Filr)
April 24, 2014 | Take Action

See resources for individuals and organizations looking to sell their shares in polluting industries and reinvest in companies committed to climate change solutions. Continue reading

Ellen Dorsey Tom Van Dyck
April 23, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Two leaders of the climate change divestment campaign are urging institutions to break ties with the fossil fuel industry. The entire interview is now available online. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

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April 23, 2014 | Activism

Exxon and the UN’s Panel on Climate Change released reports on the same day. The two reports’ views of the future are starkly different. Continue reading

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu during a special tribute to honour Nelson Mandela at the Mandela Centre of Memory. South Africa - 09 Dec 2013 (Rex Features via AP Images)
April 23, 2014 | Activism

“We have allowed the interests of capital to outweigh the interests of human beings and our Earth.” Continue reading

Sunrise over Chesapeake Bay (Photo: Flickr JP / CC 2.0)
April 23, 2014 | Money & Politics

States, cities and special interests from around the country are getting involved. Continue reading

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April 22, 2014 | Activism

Climate change is a collective problem demanding collective action the likes of which humanity has never actually accomplished. Continue reading

In this March 29, 2013 photo, a worker helps monitor water pumping pressure and temperature, at an Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. hydraulic fracturing and extraction site, outside Rifle, in western Colorado. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
April 22, 2014 | News & Notes

How exactly could gas drilling make you ill? Let us count the ways. Continue reading

Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York in September 2006. (Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times)
April 22, 2014 | Blog

Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the surprising connection between the age of the Earth and the dangers of lead. Continue reading

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