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Biden Pledged to Protect People and the Environment From Toxic Chemicals—Now It's Time to Act

The U.S. is undermining efforts to ban a dangerous plastic additive called DP that affects the brain, liver, and endocrine system and can harm developing fetuses.

Pamela K. Miller ·


Welcome to the Pyrocene: Fossil Fuel Combustion Has Thrust Us Into a New Fire Age

Our fires in living landscapes and those made with fossil fuels have been reshaping the Earth. The result is too much bad fire and too little good, and way too much combustion overall.

Steve Pyne ·


US Admits Strike Killing 10 in Kabul Was a 'Mistake'—But It Is Not a New Problem

The incident underlines the dangers of conducting counterterrorism remotely with missile and drone strikes.

Juan Cole ·


Billions Who Need the Most Help Can Also Benefit—As Americans Have—From Changes in Economic Policy

Allowing the IMF to issue $1.5 trillion in special drawing rights would save countless lives and wouldn’t cost U.S. taxpayers a dime.

Mark Weisbrot ·


'A Certain Terror': A White Male Perspective on Being an Ally

White men, at all levels of "success," should stop looking for scapegoats, for easy targets to avoid accountability. We should realize we need to save our own lives.

Robert Jensen ·


Letting the World Burn: The Question of Governance

The primary cause of the worsening situation is not the combustion of fossil fuels, but the massive political dereliction that has allowed the bonfire to go on after we knew that it posed a potentially lethal threat to humankind.

David Orr ·


Biden's Nuclear Weapons Commitments: Dangerous Continuities

Tragically, despite widespread high hopes for change, in the existential realm of potentially omnicidal nuclear war preparations, the Biden administration has signaled more continuity than change.

Joseph Gerson ·


Children Around the World Are Suffering From Climate Anxiety

Largest scientific study of its kind finds climate anxiety affects the daily life and functioning of nearly half of children and young people surveyed globally.

Ruby Harbour ·


We're Going to Take on Big Pharma and Win the Fight to Lower Drug Prices

Any politician who puts Pharma profits before the needs of their constituents will lose their jobs. And they will deserve it.

Alex Lawson ·


What We Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street for Today's Tax Fight

The movement galvanized public outrage and begged for a fundamental shift from a system that was rigged in favor of corporations and the wealthy. The lesson from the last year and a half is that this kind of shift can happen.

Amy Hanauer ·

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