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2015 has been, to say the least, rather momentous, and continues to be as it draws to a close. We at Beacon Press are so grateful to our brilliant authors who have offered their time and insights to analyze and comment on this year's events. Their posts—with topics ranging from race to cultural or class dynamics and to the environment—have been, if you will, a true beacon for the Broadside. Before we bid farewell to 2015, we would like to share a collection of some our most-read posts. This list is by no means exhaustive. Make sure to peruse our archives. You can expect to see more thought-provoking essays and commentary from our contributors in 2016. Happy New Year! Read more →


By Robert Oswald and Michelle Bamberger Photo credit: Pete Souza In August of 2013, President Barack Obama released his “Climate Action Plan” that was to form a roadmap for transforming our energy supply and usage. It had many important suggestions... Read more →


By Robert Oswald and Michelle Bamberger Photo credit: Joshua Doubek The EPA recently released a review draft of its long awaited study of hydraulic fracturing in the United States entitled “Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil... Read more →


This Earth Day, we at Beacon Press are featuring titles that showcase individuals and organizations taking a stand for our home and encourage readers to take the stand with them. Read more →


On Dec 17th, Governor Cuomo announced that he would ban fracking in New York State because of health concerns. It's a huge victory for activists, say Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald, authors of "The Real Cost of Fracking," but there's more work to be done to make New York truly safe. Read more →


Get Ready for the People’s Climate March: Five Climate Awareness Titles

Just in time for this Sunday's People's Climate March, here are five essential titles that raise awareness about impending climate change. Read more →


By Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meets with supporters at the Hotel Trade Council during a reelection campaign event on September 8, 2014 in New York City. The September 9th gubernatorial primary in New York... Read more →


Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald chronicle the dangers and alarming consequences from contamination at fracking sites in their meticulously researched new book, 'The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food.' Read more →


The New York State Court of Appeals ruled recently that towns can use zoning laws to prohibit fracking. Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald, authors of the forthcoming book 'The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food,' investigate the potential impact of that decision. Read more →