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  • Everything you ever wanted to know about Marine Protected Areas

    2 October 2014, 6:03 am by: Amelia Urry

    Marine protected areas are a big deal for oceans, but, uh ... what are they exactly?
  • Why West Virginia is doing liquor right

    1 October 2014, 7:58 pm by: Eve Andrews

    How Smooth Ambler Spirits is building a better food system.
  • Here are 4 problems that GMO labeling won’t solve

    1 October 2014, 7:55 pm by: Nathanael Johnson

    A lot of people support GMO labels as a blow against pesticides or Big Ag. We should probably just go after those problems directly.
  • So, Nietzsche and an Alaskan fisherman walk into a bar …

    1 October 2014, 7:32 pm by: Eve Andrews

    Can philosophical thinking help out the Alaskan fishing industry? We put a fisherman on an imaginary date with Nietzsche to find out.
  • This man gave up flying and still traveled across Europe — on foot

    1 October 2014, 4:37 pm by: Adam Weymouth

    It took 247 days to walk from London to Istanbul. Flight time would have been about four hours.
  • Yoga could be an answer to climate change, says India’s prime minister

    1 October 2014, 3:58 pm by: Ben Adler

    And you were worried he wasn't taking the crisis seriously enough.
  • Celebrate Kale Day AND World Vegetarian Day with these delicious recipes

    1 October 2014, 3:24 pm by: Grist staff

    Wipe the drool off your desk and whip up one of these kale salads.
  • 35,000 walruses start their own climate march

    1 October 2014, 2:22 pm by: Ted Alvarez

    Shrinking sea ice forces walruses to flop ashore en masse.
  • Why D.C. is doing food waste reclamation right

    1 October 2014, 12:40 pm by: Eve Andrews

    How D.C. Central Kitchen is building a better food system.
  • Oyster prices could skyrocket if we don’t change our shellfish ways

    1 October 2014, 8:22 am by: Madeleine Thomas

    That's the bottom line according to a scientist at the largest producer of farmed shellfish in the country.
  • The dried-up Aral Sea is now a post-apocalyptic playground

    1 October 2014, 5:12 am by: Liz Core

    Thanks to drought and Soviet-era waterworks, the Aral Sea is drying up to a crisp. But at least kids have cool shipwrecks to play on!
  • Here’s one idea for taxing the rich and making housing more affordable

    30 September 2014, 8:36 pm by: Ben Adler

    A newly proposed "pied-à-terre tax" in New York City would apply to luxury homes owned by people who don’t actually live in the city.
  • Google Street View brings the world’s coral reefs to you

    30 September 2014, 5:49 pm by: Amelia Urry

    Even if you failed SCUBA certification, you can visit the world's coral reefs -- minus all the water and animals that might slime or sting or bite you.
  • Why Washington is doing pizza right

    30 September 2014, 5:43 pm by: Eve Andrews

    How Seattle's Humble Pie is building a better food system.
  • 150 hurricanes later, these island people can teach us a few things about surviving climate change

    30 September 2014, 5:31 pm by: Brentin Mock

    The Gullah/Geechee Nation sits on a 35-mile-long string of islands on the Atlantic Seaboard. When storms hit, these folks take the brunt of it.
  • Climate change is driving heat waves around the world

    30 September 2014, 4:41 pm by: Kate Sheppard

    A new report pins the blame for a recent spate of heat waves on human-caused climate change -- but for the California drought, the evidence is murkier.
  • This lobbying shop is so dirty even oil companies want out

    30 September 2014, 4:40 pm by: Sara Bernard

    Occidental Petroleum is leaving ALEC because its positions on climate change are too extreme.
  • Big greens are spending big green in 2014 midterms

    30 September 2014, 2:22 pm by: Kate Sheppard

    A climate change super PAC, funded by billionaire investor Tom Steyer, backs up its sometimes zany stunts with a whole lot of cash.
  • Is there any hope for international climate talks?

    30 September 2014, 1:12 pm by: David Roberts

    A binding international treaty with firm emission limits just isn’t happening. Now attention is turning to a bottom-up, “pledge and review” strategy. Can it work?
  • Why Virginia is doing charcuterie right

    30 September 2014, 12:18 pm by: Eve Andrews

    How Richmond's Belmont Butchery is building a better food system.
  • We tried to eat every part of a salmon, and this is what we ended up with

    30 September 2014, 8:33 am by: Eve Andrews

    Exactly how much blood, sweat, and tears go into a first-timer's salmon fileting? Watch our video to find out.
  • How one Oregon town got its fish back

    30 September 2014, 8:08 am by: Eve Andrews

    Can the fishermen of Port Orford work toward more sustainable stewardship of the ocean -- whether they believe in climate change or not?
  • The little island that could is going 100 percent renewable

    30 September 2014, 7:30 am by: Sam Bliss

    El Hierro stands mere months away from its all-renewable goal, thanks to a wind farm that stores excess energy in a connected water turbine system.
  • No, economic growth and climate stability do not go hand-in-hand

    30 September 2014, 7:04 am by: Sam Bliss

    The carefully worded New Climate Economy report says that we can take climate action and grow the economy too. Avoiding catastrophic warming is a separate issue, apparently.
  • Cities are lapping countries on climate action

    29 September 2014, 8:24 pm by: Ben Adler

    Mayors and municipal governments are doing a lot, and can do a lot more, even while national governments are pathetic laggards.
  • Antarctic ice melt causes small shift in gravity

    29 September 2014, 7:06 pm by: Eric Holthaus

    Gravity — yes, gravity — is the latest victim of climate change in Antarctica.
  • Why Vermont is doing maple syrup right

    29 September 2014, 6:48 pm by: Eve Andrews

    How this farm in Northern Vermont is building a better food system.
  • The U.N.’s climate message is as tall as a skyscraper, and it’s gorgeous

    29 September 2014, 5:20 pm by: Liz Core

    The United Nations doesn't want the world to forget about climate change. And it's making big, flashy statements about it.
  • How solar can become the world’s largest source of electricity

    29 September 2014, 3:20 pm by: David Roberts

    Even the stodgy International Energy Agency is scrambling to keep up with the good news on solar panels.
  • Naomi Klein on how fossil fuels threaten our ability to have healthy children

    29 September 2014, 2:39 pm by: Indre Viskontas

    Why oil spills, fracking, and climate change pose a special danger to the youngest members of all species.

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