November 30, 2012:Presidential campaigns can seem to take more than they give, taxing our patience, insulting our intelligence, and generally setting us all on edge through what can sometimes feel like a ceaseless deluge of attacks, denials, obfuscation, and deceit.
August 22, 2012:Four centuries ago, the first Europeans to settle on this continent arrived in wooden ships, guided by the stars and driven by the wind. They were resilient people who put their fears behind them and their faith in the future.
August 6, 2012:Rod Berning remembers the thunderstorms. From the time he was a boy, they gathered dark and powerful in the afternoon, a summertime staple almost as regular as the sunset, and quenched the west Kansas fields his family has... read more >
July 28, 2012:Here in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, it's high season for nature's bounty.While corn fields could use a bit more rain, dairy farmers are laying in a bumper crop of hay. Meadows and fields have run riot with... read more >
July 10, 2012:It’s never been this hot in the United States. Really. We just finished the hottest year on record. For the contiguous United States, the 12 months between July 2011 and the end of June marked the hottest year since record... read more >
June 21, 2012:From the top of the world come troubling new reports this week over the widening impact of climate change. Vast reaches of Arctic sea ice are gone for good, along with huge glacial caps in Greenland. "It is a stunning... read more >
June 1, 2012:The country has entered the summer driving season with gasoline prices gliding surprisingly downward. By late May, Americans were paying an average of $3.71 per gallon for regular, down from this year's $3.94 peak on April 2... read more >
November 30, 2011:What would be the best way to kill or stall federal regulations that protect public health and the environment, but that rankle industry lobbyists and their political allies? The following, taken from the current... read more >
Bob Deans spent 30 years in the newspaper industry as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other publications and is a former president of the White House Correspondents' Association. Currently NRDC's associate director of communications, Deans is the author of...Bob Deans spent 30 years in the newspaper industry as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other publications and is a former president of the White House Correspondents' Association. Currently NRDC's associate director of communications, Deans is the author of the 2007 book "The River Where America Began: A Journey Along the James" and co-author of "Clean Energy Common Sense" and "In Deep Water: The Anatomy of a Disaster, The Fate of the Gulf, and Ending Our Oil Addiction."MoreClose