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A new bipartisan climate bill offers a much smarter way to cut emissions—auction off pollution permits and distribute the proceeds to everyone.
Bill McKibben: There are reasons to be encouraged about the negotiations in Copenhagen, and ways to get involved in your own backyard.
The Copenhagen negotiations shouldn't be about avoiding blame, but about getting results.
In Copenhagen, diverse coalitions of activists are supporting each other in calling for a binding and equitable treaty.
"We the People" will have to act up if we want a global agreement that averts climate chaos.
I spoke (via Skype) to the graduate students Symposium at Harvard University on December 5, the 20th anniversary of the death of Nathan Huggins, former director of the university's DuBois Center.
A group of young activists took over the stage, telling Americans for Prosperity that real prosperity comes from clean energy.
Youth activists are playing an important role: refusing to allow the smallness of politics to stand in the way of the fair and globally-binding deal that our generation demands for survival.
Before the summit's first plenary, young activists inject energy and passion into the proceedings.
Video: Leaders of the climate justice movement on turning the U.N. negotiations in Copenhagen into a true global turning point.
Independent media on what we can hope for from the largest and most important U.N. climate change summit in history.
As some try to lower expectations about the outcome of the U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen, public pressure for real action is increasing.
Now a month into their hunger strike, activists are hoping for serious commitment from the delegates in Copenhagen.
We have to make them. What David Korten learned from his experiences during the Vietnam War.
Editorial intern Ashlee Green on what she learned from meeting author John Perkins.
Among the many ripple effects of the successful shutdown of the WTO in Seattle in 1999 is one that few know about. The organizing that went into the direct action, marches, media center, and forums inspired the organizers of the World Social Forums, which have become some of the world's most important centers of people power.
Concerned for the mental health of soldiers, Thomas Mahany wrote a letter asking President Obama to "deal with the cause, not just the effect" of war's trauma by bringing troops home.
From the climate action blog: Is a driver's license imperatively necessary as a student?
Some say it was Ronald Reagan's toughness that forced down the wall. But detente between East and West and grassroots people's movements deserve the credit.
Walk Score, a website that ranks the walkability of neighborhoods, now includes public transit in its rankings. Realtors say a good Walk Score rating adds major value to property listings.