Climate

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Maxima Acuña at her property in front of the Blue Lagoon (Photo: Jorge Chávez Ortiz)
For over three years, indigenous Peruvian farmworker Maxima Acuña de Chaupe has refused to allow a U.S.-based multinational corporation to turn her land into an open-pit gold mine, withstanding multiple violent eviction attempts by corporate and state agents. On Wednesday, Acuña de Chaupe finally saw victory when a Peruvian appeals court struck...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas—including urban centers such as...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
In a move cheered by environmental groups, Chevron has put its plans to drill...

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Stephen Colbert ended his dazzling nine-year run by gleefully killing death and leading a massive sing-along with former guests from Willie Nelson to Gloria Steinem. Colbert's withering smarts, righteous anger and basic humanity helped get us through the Bush years - still, alas, so with us. Colbert highlights include his blistering takedown of Bush at the White House press dinner as a stunned W sat a few feet away. Colbert's truthiness will be missed.