Keystone XL pipeline protest draws thousands

The $5.4 billion project, which represents the dirtiest, least efficient kind of oil development, would pump dirty tarsands oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas refineries.


Today in eco-history: Thoreau wrote "Wildness is the preservation of the world"

On this day in 1851  Henry David Thoreau posits in an address to the Concord Lyceum his famous thesis that "in Wildness is the preservation of the World."


We are dead: Climate change and Guy McPherson

Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak.


Do we really know what to do about the environment?

Individuals opting out of hyper-consumption alone will not save us. We face an institutional challenge; changing our economic and military system is essential.