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  • Surprise: Biodegradable plastic bags usually aren’t

    31 October 2014, 8:47 pm by: Sam Bliss

    "Oxodegradable" is the latest iffy marketing term for plastic bags.
  • Fracking pollution just went airborne

    31 October 2014, 8:34 pm by: Madeleine Thomas

    A new study published this week shows that fracking chemicals aren't just polluting our waterways, they're taking to the skies, too.
  • These wearable air monitors fight pollution from the streets

    31 October 2014, 5:21 pm by: Amelia Urry

    The AirBeam promises to let you measure the air pollution you breathe while walking around your city.
  • Scary maps show how bad California’s water shortage is

    31 October 2014, 5:11 pm by: Tom Philpott

    Just how bad is California's water shortage? Really, really bad, according to these maps.
  • Is this House Republican about to lose to a climate hawk?

    31 October 2014, 4:41 pm by: David Roberts

    Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) lurched to the right to fend off primary challengers. Now, he may pay the price.
  • 32 countries where global warming could make violence worse

    31 October 2014, 4:14 pm by: James West

    A new report ranks the countries most vulnerable to climate conflicts and food insecurity.
  • Texas lobbying group busted for phony anti-solar campaign

    31 October 2014, 2:17 pm by: Brentin Mock

    The Consumer Energy Alliance has been pushing a cynical campaign to turn public opinion against policies that promote solar power. In Wisconsin, it just backfired.
  • Meet the Amazon tribespeople who beat Chevron in court — but are still fighting for clean water

    31 October 2014, 8:05 am by: Alexander Zaitchik

    With the judgment in their favor tied up in a New York courtroom, indigenous residents of Ecuador's oil-polluted rainforest are going back to basics.
  • Turn your last-minute Halloween costume into an environmental statement

    31 October 2014, 7:04 am by: Eve Andrews

    If your artfully glitter-glued pants don’t have a clearly defined political stance, you might as well not go out at all.
  • With Big Oil on the horizon, this walnut farmer has bigger problems than squirrels

    31 October 2014, 6:05 am by: Tara Lohan

    Organic farmer Paul Hain wants to ban fracking in San Benito County, Calif. A local ballot initiative may help him get his wish.
  • This company invented a better soda can. Why isn’t anybody buying?

    30 October 2014, 8:52 pm by: Madeleine Thomas

    The "evercan" uses more recycled aluminum than most cans on the market right now -- but Big Beverage isn't on board yet.
  • Sorry, but your shrimp platter didn’t come from the Gulf

    30 October 2014, 6:50 pm by: Amelia Urry

    More than a third of shrimp in the U.S. are mislabeled. Guess you can feel extra bad about those Endless Shrimp this year.
  • Here’s the green, bike-loving candidate who could beat Scott Walker in Wisconsin

    30 October 2014, 4:56 pm by: Ben Adler

    Democrat Mary Burke, a former exec at Trek Bicycle, has a good shot at beating right-wing Walker and becoming the state's next governor.
  • This fishy crime landed a man in prison

    30 October 2014, 2:57 pm by: Amelia Urry

    When you get tangled up with illegal fishing, sometimes you get caught.
  • California’s carbon market is leaking

    30 October 2014, 2:55 pm by: David Roberts

    Recent changes to the rules of California's carbon market threaten to allow substantial "leakage," which would merely shuffle emissions, not eliminate them. This is a Bad Thing.
  • Millennials, Monsanto wants to be your hipster friend

    30 October 2014, 2:21 pm by: Liz Core

    Monsanto's "Director of Millennial Engagement" studied a handlebar-mustached salesman to learn all about you.
  • Watch Jon Stewart’s hilarious takedown of a Koch ad

    30 October 2014, 2:04 pm by: Ted Alvarez

    Meet the next generation of robber barons, the Koch brothers.
  • Yes, candy is evil, but denying yourself on Halloween will only make you healthy and boring

    30 October 2014, 9:21 am by: Sam Bliss

    A Gristory of candy love and hate.
  • Is carving jack-o-lanterns wasteful?

    30 October 2014, 7:06 am by: Ask Umbra®

    A reader is scared about the wasteful side of Halloween. Umbra carves out an answer.
  • China’s latest fashion craze: Smog masks

    29 October 2014, 6:13 pm by: Liz Core

    Air pollution in China is a national problem -- but that's not stopping the fashion industry from glammin' up the protective gear!
  • The New Yorker food issue, ranked by kale factor

    29 October 2014, 5:52 pm by: Nathanael Johnson

    To assess this particular Moment in Food, there is no better gauge than counting the number of times a writer mentions kale.
  • How to eat local during the zombie apocalypse

    29 October 2014, 5:45 pm by: Amelia Urry

    Hope you're planning to stock that bunker with some home-canned local goodies!
  • Why climate rap actually improves the dreaded school assembly

    29 October 2014, 5:07 pm by: Sara Bernard

    For the past five years, the Alliance for Climate Education has been schooling kids on climate change. A new study says it's working.
  • Check out Superstorm Sandy in before-and-after GIFs

    29 October 2014, 2:54 pm by: The Huffington Post

    Satellite images show just how much some neighborhoods were changed by Hurricane Sandy.
  • Meet South Dakota’s surprisingly green Senate candidate

    29 October 2014, 2:08 pm by: Ben Adler

    Grist talks to Rick Weiland, a Democrat waging a long-shot campaign. Unlike other Dems in red states, he wants to fight climate change, Keystone XL, and Big Oil.
  • You’re supporting China’s dirty habit

    29 October 2014, 12:23 pm by: James West

    Ships will bring your iPhone from China -- and a whole lot of "black carbon" too.
  • What you need to know about the next big climate report

    29 October 2014, 10:40 am by: John Light

    The latest report from the IPCC is due out Sunday -- and it’s expected to use scarier language than the previous installments.
  • Watch Mark Bittman talk almond milk, hamburgers, and more

    29 October 2014, 9:25 am by: Grist staff

    We force New York Times food writer Mark Bittman to choose between almond and dairy milk -- plus other hard calls.
  • If you don’t kill your own meat, at least watch The Slaughter

    29 October 2014, 8:05 am by: Nathanael Johnson

    A short film about a father and son on a hog farm gets at agriculture's hard trade-offs and everyday traumas.
  • Food expiration dates are garbage. Here’s a new label that’ll make you think before you toss.

    28 October 2014, 8:24 pm by: Madeleine Thomas

    Bump Mark, a new food label made out of gelatin, could substantially reduce the amount of food sent to landfills each year.

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