On the environmental front, there is a confusing and contradictory mix of bad news along with progress to celebrate.
While capitalism is a major cause of the environmental problems we face, humanity needs environmental change to start happening now - we can't wait for socialism.
In a bold and positive move, Obama emphasized the urgency of the matter, and called on students to push the issue beyond the current partisan divide in Washington, D.C.
In what could become a defining moment in environmental history, President Obama unveiled a plan on June 2 to cut carbon emissions by nearly a third within 15 years.
A heat wave and tinder-dry brush have created a dynamic, dangerous situation with the most menacing brushfires in nearly two decades.
In the eastern U.S., the number of extreme weather events, including very heavy rain events, has increased already.
Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak.
Calling themselves "natural partners," the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Sierra Club are banding together in a nationwide campaign.
Individuals opting out of hyper-consumption alone will not save us. We face an institutional challenge; changing our economic and military system is essential.
The third National Climate Assessment report confirms both the role of human activities in causing climate change and the broad range of adverse health consequences that climate change brings.