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Living

Do I need to flush every time?

A reader's spouse is upset by the "if it's yellow, let it mellow" policy. Umbra says hold it right there.

Business & Technology

Walmart’s new green product label is the most misleading yet

The “Sustainability Leaders” badge is getting great press, but even Walmart admits that it doesn't mean products are eco-friendly.

Climate & Energy

Oklahoma scientists pressured to downplay link between earthquakes and fracking

Oil company execs and university bigwigs leaned on the Oklahoma Geological Survey so it wouldn’t blame quakes on fracking techniques.

Food

McDonald’s stops buying chicken with antibiotics. Here’s why that matters

The fast food giant is throwing its considerable weight into the battle against antibiotic resistance.

Business & Technology

Uber, Lyft, and the growing problem of temp jobs

Riders love the convenience and availability of the swaggering, app-wielding, taxi-displacing car services. But they could turn us all into temps.

Babe Alert!

We’re taking over Woman Crush Wednesday

Welcome to Grist’s own Woman Crush Wednesday, our weekly roundup of badass women in the news.

Politics

This congressman doesn’t want a federal science board to be allowed to consider science

Rep. David McKinley is pushing legislation that would prohibit the EPA from even considering landmark climate reports when it’s working on climate pollution.

leaf on, leaf off

Climate change is messing with leaves, and leaves are messing back

Climate change is basically like Mr. Miyagi, only a jerk.

Climate & Energy

Even Europe isn’t doing enough to meet its climate goals

The European Union is not on track to cut CO2 emissions sharply enough -- and that’s bad news for all of the less ambitious nations out there.

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