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  • 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 the future, and 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.
  • What’s better for zipping around town, electric carts or gas?

    28 August 2014, 6:52 am by: Ask Umbra®

    A reader kicks the tires on neighborhood electric vehicles. Umbra gets supercharged.
  • Why Republicans won’t back a carbon tax

    28 August 2014, 6:22 am by: Ben Adler

    The fact that a carbon tax should theoretically appeal to conservatives doesn't mean it actually will. Just ask Grover Norquist.
  • Why Delaware is doing climate change mitigation right

    27 August 2014, 6:34 pm by: Eve Andrews

    How the University of Delaware is building a better food system.
  • China scoffs at our puny bikeshare programs

    27 August 2014, 6:32 pm by: Madeleine Thomas

    The country boasts more than 400,000 sharable bikes -- more than the rest of the world combined.
  • Obama has a plan for getting around Senate opposition to a climate treaty

    27 August 2014, 6:23 pm by: Ben Adler

    Republicans won't approve any new climate agreement, so the Obama admin will try to adapt an old one.
  • These adorable car ideas from kids will make your day

    27 August 2014, 6:15 pm by: Darby Minow Smith

    Forget the electric car. The Robo-Squid Hydropower Rescue Car is the best thing on four tentacles.
  • Invasion of the corn snatchers

    27 August 2014, 2:36 pm by: Nathanael Johnson

    In Connecticut, thieves are coming in the dead of night for the stalks of small farmers.
  • Hip Hop curbs SUVs, takes Tesla for a spin

    27 August 2014, 2:25 pm by: Brentin Mock

    Kanye West shouted out Elon Musk at Bonnaroo, and Jay Z might have a new "murdered out" Model S.
  • Why Connecticut is doing sushi right

    27 August 2014, 11:46 am by: Eve Andrews

    How Miya's Sushi is building a better food system.

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