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Posted on: Sep 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The gulf spill presents physical and mental threats to those nearby and across the country. Too bad there's no sound science to prove BP's responsible.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

This kind of oversight is a risk to both environmental and public health.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Natural gas drilling operations have mucked up food from Colorado to Pennsylvania. So why is no one paying attention?

Posted on: Jun 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Americans should view the BP spill as a reminder of overconsumption's devastating price. Instead, we're using more oil than before.

Posted on: May 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Lisa Murkowski gets hundreds of thousands of dollars from the industry she's now charged with interrogating. What will this mean for the BP cleanup?

Posted on: Apr 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A new EPA study could completely reshape natural gas drilling practices in the U.S. But will New York wait around for the findings?

Posted on: Mar 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The winner of the second annual Izzy Award, named after muckraking journalist I.F. Stone, discusses independent media and this critical moment in journalism.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The state's environmental regulations are supposed to ensure that drilling in the Marcellus Shale proceeds smoothly; they don't even come close.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Too bad they don't know what the hell they're doing.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

This poses a big problem for concealed carry advocates.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The company has begun piloting AXON, an officer-mounted camera, to make sure cops are tasing safely. Thank goodness.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Way to rub it in, Britain...

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The bump does not appear to be indicative of broader economic improvement.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The NR editors are calling for the continuation of grotesque U.S. exceptionalism -- and tripping over their own logic in the process.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"Frac Attack: Dawn of the Watershed" is essentially a zombie PSA with a clear message: Stop gas drilling.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

New York may be the next state to become embroiled in a mess of litigation and public outcry over a controversial drilling technique.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Last week, Palin visited a Manhattan eatery that is a destination for celebrities, former presidents, and the "elite" she so proudly condemns.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Facing a complex question, Beck delivers a devastatingly simplistic answer, then proceeds to bash Dems for no reason.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A legion of "counter-protesters" overwhelmed the Nazis.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The White House is opting for political convenience rather than real change.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

...and thoroughly embarrassing itself in the process.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Steele began his foray into blogging today with a cringe-worthy post.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Attempts at supporting Iranians will fall flat as long as the Right's paternalistic foreign policy mindset endures.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

According to the Clarus Research Group, 68 percent of Americans believe we will neither win nor lose in Afghanistan. Here's why that's bad.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

There's no consensus, no clear strategy. Where will we end up?

Posted on: Oct 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Neocons went into a froth of anger over Will's open call for an end to the war in Afghanistan -- which is exactly what he was hoping for.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Even though more than three-quarters of Americans consider the Taliban a threat, an increasing number want Obama to start withdrawing troops.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

What do the president's most recent remarks on Afghanistan say about his willingness to heed history's lessons?

Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Join MoveOn's fight against Joe "You Lie!" Wilson and others who are relying on town hall-style antics to mire progress.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The debates over health care reform and the war in Afghanistan are dogged by the same questions: What is the cost to us? How have our priorities changed?

Posted on: Sep 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The two central issues in our national discourse are more intertwined than we want to believe.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Over the past 28 years, the oil giant has polluted rivers, poisoned the atmosphere and caused immeasurable damage to children.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The company has re-named its popular "Chubby Hubby" ice cream "Hubby Hubby" to celebrate marriage equality in Vermont.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Shock jocks on the right are calling foul on the politicizing of Kennedy's passing. They're wrong to do so.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Semenya, regardless of gender, represents an important disruption in a culture whose M.O. is oversimplification.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

DOMA is an offensive relic. Time to give it the boot.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

As the debate continues to heat up, pressure from you will make all the difference. Stand up for a public option today.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Faux grassroots firms are exhibiting all the tell-tale signs.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet

U.S. officials couldn't resist whining about Chavez's proposal to replace many of Venezuela's golf courses with public housing.