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  • Wanna know what’s happened to the Gulf Coast since the BP spill? Read this blog, now

    20 April 2014, 6:25 am by: Brentin Mock

    The Bridge the Gulf blog is hands-down the best source of post-spill news and insight, written by locals who have a stake in the recovery.
  • Now available: 29 flavors of open source seeds, sans patents

    19 April 2014, 8:52 am by: Nathanael Johnson

    Wisconsin researchers release the first batch of seeds designed to propagate the old-fashioned notion of sharing.
  • A surprisingly pleasant song about plastic pollution

    19 April 2014, 7:56 am by: Amelia Urry

    Maybe you've never thrown a plastic bottle at a sea otter before, but chances are you're still responsible for ocean pollution. Now you can hum this catchy tune to remind yourself!
  • Three Gulf Coast victories scored since the BP spill

    18 April 2014, 10:36 pm by: Brentin Mock

    As we mark the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, not all the news is grim. Determined activists have made some real gains.
  • Obama delays Keystone decision — again

    18 April 2014, 4:25 pm by: Lisa Hymas

    The administration is giving federal agencies more time to weigh in on the pipeline. That means a decision will probably be pushed past the midterm elections.
  • Ex-BP official got rich on Deepwater Horizon spill, gets busted

    18 April 2014, 12:12 pm by: John Upton

    The coordinator for BP's cleanup effort dumped company stock while the magnitude of the spill was being covered up. The SEC calls that insider trading.
  • The week in GIFs: Mark Ruffalo edition

    18 April 2014, 12:01 pm by: Holly Richmond

    Mark Ruffalo won our "Who's your fave green celeb" poll, plus he's just plain rad.
  • Making the road safe for biking’s nervous Nellies

    18 April 2014, 11:44 am by: Heather Smith

    California cities edge closer to a comprehensive plan for riders and drivers to sensibly share the streets.
  • BP claims mission accomplished in Gulf cleanup; Coast Guard begs to differ

    18 April 2014, 11:41 am by: John Upton

    BP announced this week that "active cleanup" of the Gulf is over. But the Coast Guard is actually in charge, and it says "not by a long shot."
  • Obama makes a push for solar power

    18 April 2014, 11:24 am by: John Upton

    The White House held a solar summit on Thursday, where it announced $15 million in new support for the solar energy industry.
  • These biologists created a gorgeous film about African glaciers

    18 April 2014, 8:03 am by: Samantha Larson

    Filmmakers Neil Losin and Nathan Dappen talk about their film "Snows of the Nile," a visually stunning documentary about disappearing glaciers in Uganda.
  • How BP turned a whole community into an endangered species

    18 April 2014, 6:07 am by: Brentin Mock

    The documentary "Vanishing Pearls" spotlights the African-American oystermen of Louisiana whose way of life has been destroyed in the wake of the BP oil spill.
  • Chris Christie is still trying to force a pipeline through the New Jersey Pinelands

    18 April 2014, 12:28 am by: Ben Adler

    A state commission rejected a plan to build a natural-gas pipeline through a national reserve of forests and wetlands, but Christie and his cronies don't want to take no for an answer.
  • People of color contribute least to smog, yet breathe more of it. WTF?

    17 April 2014, 5:43 pm by: Holly Richmond

    Get a load of this: It’s not poor people whose nostrils get the dirtiest air. It’s people of color -- even wealthy ones.
  • Newly discovered gnat species named after Bill McKibben

    17 April 2014, 4:15 pm by: Eve Andrews

    The climate activist and author says he's honored. Who wouldn't be?
  • Airbnb can make your dreams of running a brothel come true

    17 April 2014, 3:27 pm by: Holly Richmond

    Airbnb rooms are replacing hotels as primo sex worker spots. (So that tourist DID spend all weekend spelunking!)
  • Screw being ladylike on a bike

    17 April 2014, 2:22 pm by: Holly Richmond

    Eff gender expectations of being sporty or sexy or both; just get your feet on the pedals!
  • New hurricane maps will show whether your house could drown

    17 April 2014, 12:39 pm by: John Upton

    The federal government will enhance its maps to show the danger of floods caused by storm surges. It's a lesson learned from Superstorm Sandy.
  • Vermont poised to mandate GMO labels on food

    17 April 2014, 11:52 am by: John Upton

    It will soon be the third state to require labels on genetically modified food -- and the first state willing to go there even if other states don't.
  • Ask Umbra: How do I know if my local swimming hole is safe?

    17 April 2014, 7:02 am by: Ask Umbra

    A reader wonders if it's OK for her kids to dip into a nearby river. Umbra gets testy.
  • Is climate change the new slavery?

    17 April 2014, 6:53 am by: Gillen D’Arcy Wood

    When a volcanic eruption threw the global climate into chaos two centuries ago, slavery surged. We can expect more such humanitarian crises in our climate-changed future.
  • No-till farming’s Johnny Appleseed — in a grimy Prius

    17 April 2014, 5:14 am by: Nathanael Johnson

    Jeff Mitchell rides up and down California's Central Valley bearing a message: Farming without plowing saves soil and money.
  • Insane cycling video will make you hold your breath for two minutes

    16 April 2014, 7:14 pm by: Holly Richmond

    Grist cannot be held responsible for the peeing of your pants while watching this.
  • This giant vacuum will suck the pollution out of rivers

    16 April 2014, 5:13 pm by: Holly Richmond

    Check out famous vacuum dude James Dyson's design for the M.V. Recyclone boat, a.k.a. the U.S.S. Sucky (in our minds, at least).
  • Here’s what fracking can do to your health

    16 April 2014, 3:33 pm by: Tim McDonnell

    A new study examines the potential hazards of natural gas extraction.
  • Mark Ruffalo, you are our chosen green celeb! (We hope you like fruit)

    16 April 2014, 3:03 pm by: Grist staff

    The people have spoken, and one lucky man in Hollywood will be the happy recipient of a fruit basket.
  • This velomobile is basically an electric car without the hassle

    16 April 2014, 2:31 pm by: Holly Richmond

    If the words “recumbent trike” make your lip curl, we understand. But the solar-powered, electric ELF deserves a second look.
  • “Years of Living Dangerously” host on the climate change stories we need to tell

    16 April 2014, 12:57 pm by: Grist staff

    M. Sanjayan, a host of Showtime's new series on climate change, talks about almost dying on set, telling the stories behind science, and the new face of global warming.
  • No, the IPCC climate report doesn’t call for a fracking boom

    16 April 2014, 12:19 pm by: John Upton

    Ignore those misleading media reports. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change actually calls for a clean energy revolution.
  • Power plants lose legal bid to douse you with mercury

    16 April 2014, 11:45 am by: John Upton

    Owners of coal plants filed suit over EPA rules cracking down on toxic air pollutants, arguing they were too expensive. A federal court disagreed.

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