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Posted on: Aug 24, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

In Virginia, the quake shut down the North Anna reactor – a warning that our 'worst-case scenario' may not be bad enough.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

EPA identified 431 containment units for coal slurry and has labeled 49 of them "high hazard"—meaning they pose a risk to human health and the environment.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

Scientists are bracing for a new wave of attacks and investigations by the incoming House majority.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online

BP now claims they can't possibly be able to compensate all the victims of the Deepwater Horizon spill without the government giving them more drilling permits.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

Is the administration ignoring the potential financial fallout of its plans for a nuclear expansion?

Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online

CEO John Mackey is a climate change denier. Meanwhile, companies scorned by Whole Foods' main customer base have stepped up efforts to deal with climate change.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2009, Source: Mother Jones

Obama recently tapped as chief agricultural negotiator for the office of the US Trade Representative a senior executive from one of the pesticide industry's main trade groups.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2009, Source:

A firm hired by a coal lobbying group is believed to be responsible for forged letters pretending to be from the NAACP and a local Latino group.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2008, Source:

How should Obama act on the environment? A report by 29 major enviro groups gave Obama a list of actions and policies.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2008, Source:

In a speech today, Obama spoke about more drilling in exchange for comprehensive energy legislation and his own plan to mandate more renewable energy.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2008, Source: In These Times

McCain is ignorant about pay equity, wants to overturn <i>Roe v. Wade</i> and likes to brag about his "sexual conquests" and visits to a strip club.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008, Source: In These Times

A diverse coalition is working to stop the exploitation of truck drivers by big corporations and help save the health of residents near ports.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A new breed of evangelical may provide inroads for progressives in a voting bloc that's long seemed out of reach.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2007, Source: WireTap

Think you've read everything about Myspace? Think again. Social network expert danah boyd breaks it down.