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Rachel Schragis pays homage to the People's Climate March in Post-its and ink.

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Advice columnist Umbra Fisk cycles through the reasons.

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Climate change enjoyed its 2 seconds of fame in the final debate

In all three presidential debates combined, the candidates spent just 5 minutes on the climate crisis.

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Garbage is a dirty business. L.A. is trying to clean it up.

Los Angeles tries to make the garbage industry better for workers and better for the environment.


Trump says cities are in decline. Reality says otherwise.

Fox News and Donald Trump would have you believe that cities are becoming more dangerous.

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You’re getting a skewed view of this election

Liberals and conservatives absorb totally different streams of news, thanks in part to social media. Here’s how to broaden your perspective.

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In wake of Wikileaks, Clinton’s campaign chair seeks to reassure climate activists

In an exclusive interview with Grist, John Podesta tells us that Hillary Clinton is sincere in her commitment to fighting climate change.

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