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  • How to make a delicious cocktail out of wildflowers

    2 September 2014, 6:41 pm by: Tama Matsuoka Wong

    Queen Anne's Lace looks delicate, but its fruit's pungent flavor and spice is anything but dainty.
  • Why Illinois is doing booze right

    2 September 2014, 12:20 pm by: Eve Andrews

    How Chicago's Koval Distillery is building a better food system.
  • Hello again! Here’s what I’ve been up to for the past year

    2 September 2014, 12:07 pm by: David Roberts

    Now back to work after a sabbatical, Grist blogger David Roberts reflects on digital overload, work-life balance, and other good stuff.
  • Hip Hop is not down with Monsanto

    2 September 2014, 6:51 am by: Brentin Mock

    And you thought rap was all cars, Riff Raff, and Gucci Mane.
  • The cynical money person’s guide to our renewable energy future

    2 September 2014, 6:00 am by: Heather Smith

    Banks looking into trends in renewable energy investment like what they see -- for reasons that have almost nothing to do with the, you know, planet.
  • Why we really should care about boosting farm yields

    1 September 2014, 8:08 am by: Nathanael Johnson

    Getting farms to produce more food may not be the answer to all the world's problems. But it's a problem we're still going to need to answer somehow.
  • Will I poison myself if I reuse this plastic water bottle?

    1 September 2014, 6:52 am by: Ask Umbra®

    A reader tries to ease his bottled-water guilt by using the bottle more than once. Umbra tells him to put a cork in it.
  • Four reasons that ice bucket challenge went crazy viral

    1 September 2014, 6:40 am by: Heather Smith

    Everybody on the internet these days wants to create the next viral sensation. How did ALS's ubiquitous ice bucket challenge pull it off?
  • Do not buy oceanfront property

    31 August 2014, 7:55 am by: Sarah Zielinski

    Recent TV series about beach living are some of the most unreal reality shows.
  • Why coal is (still) worse than fracking and cow burps

    30 August 2014, 7:48 am by: Chris Mooney

    Geoscientist Raymond Pierrehumbert argues that carbon dioxide is always worse than shorter-lived pollutants like methane.
  • This California bill will make electric cars way less pretentious

    29 August 2014, 7:29 pm by: Madeleine Thomas

    If passed, the Charge Ahead California Initiative would subsidize electric cars for low-income drivers throughout the state.
  • Thanks to fracking, there’s something in the water in Pennsylvania

    29 August 2014, 5:31 pm by: Eve Andrews

    Now that we have 243 pieces of evidence that fracking is not GREAT for the people who live near it, can we stop pretending otherwise?
  • Why Idaho is doing french fries right

    29 August 2014, 5:11 pm by: Eve Andrews

    How Boise Fry Company is building a better food system.
  • Empty study paves the way for fracking in California

    29 August 2014, 5:10 pm by: Sara Bernard

    Energy companies poised to dig into California's reserves are breathing a sigh of relief.
  • Katrina and Sandy cost over 2,000 lives. Will we do better next time?

    29 August 2014, 2:48 pm by: Brentin Mock

    A new project looks back at the superstorms that have ravaged U.S. coasts, and to storms yet to come.
  • 5 terrifying facts from the leaked U.N. climate report

    29 August 2014, 1:56 pm by: James West

    Even if we slash greenhouse gases immediately, the dangerous effects of global warming will continue for centuries to come.
  • Here’s what your Hawaiian vacation will look like in 2050

    29 August 2014, 1:21 pm by: Sara Bernard

    A new report on climate change doesn't bode well for Hawaii's tourism industry.
  • David Roberts’ top 10 greatest hits

    29 August 2014, 12:52 pm by: Grist staff

    Grist's climate and energy blogger is about to return from a year-long sabbatical. Perfect time to revisit his top 10 posts.
  • Why Hawaii is doing chocolate right

    29 August 2014, 11:59 am by: Eve Andrews

    How Manoa Chocolate is building a better food system.
  • Girl, let me see that thong (over your mantelpiece)

    29 August 2014, 8:08 am by: Eve Andrews

    Someone is actively soliciting all of the 5-for-$15 thongs you’ve accumulated over the course of your post-Bat Mitzvah (hopefully?) life.
  • Booze is proof nature wants us to be happy

    29 August 2014, 6:50 am by: Nathanael Johnson

    Cultivation, fermentation, distillation: A glass of brandy is made possible by millennia of conspiracy between nature and technology, orchestrated by human beings.
  • Architecture for the people, by the people

    29 August 2014, 6:04 am by: Isa Hopkins

    A new generation of architects builds community and sustainability right into their designs.
  • This 3,300 foot crack in the Mexican desert is nothing to worry about

    28 August 2014, 8:30 pm by: Amelia Urry

    “This is no cause for alarm,” one official said. Um, yes, it is.
  • Renewable energy is up, but renewable investment isn’t

    28 August 2014, 8:04 pm by: Madeleine Thomas

    Despite a worldwide boom in clean energy, the International Energy Agency warns that governments need to keep encouraging the sector or growth will lag.
  • Why Georgia is doing pecans right

    28 August 2014, 7:44 pm by: Eve Andrews

    How Alake's Pecans is building a better food system.
  • Good news — you can now buy makeup that supports gender equity! (Bear with us.)

    28 August 2014, 4:33 pm by: Eve Andrews

    Gender equality is a climate issue, so any step toward ensuring that women and men have equal rights and opportunities is good for the planet.
  • Now you can feel guilty about wearing sunscreen at the beach

    28 August 2014, 3:52 pm by: Amelia Urry

    A new study finds that around the globe, sun-wary swimmers slough off more than 13 million pounds of sunscreen each year. That's bad news for fish.
  • Louisiana is drowning, quickly

    28 August 2014, 3:08 pm by: Bob Marshall

    One of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation's history is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion over the next 50 years, so far unabated and largely unnoticed.
  • The mystery of huge solar plants and tiny dead birds

    28 August 2014, 2:33 pm by: Sara Bernard

    Recent news reports have raised alarms about thousands of birds dying in the desert. Here's what we know, and what we don't.
  • Why Florida is doing shrimp right

    28 August 2014, 1:07 pm by: Eve Andrews

    How Wood's Fisheries is building a better food system.

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