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Cities

London will try to beat traffic and air pollution with this new electric bus

The Old Smoke's famous double-decker bus might be getting a whole lot greener.

Cities

Trucks kill bicyclists all the time. This tool could change that

Trucks are singularly lethal vehicles when it comes to accidents with pedestrians and cyclists. But there's a way to make them less deadly.

You should be excited about this SCOTUS decision, too

ICYMI: The Supreme Court ruled on another major discrimination case last week.

Business & Technology

GM wheat trial fails, but science wins anyway

British researchers tried to engineer a kind of wheat that would repel bugs without need for insecticide. They failed, but they still learned a lot.

KANYE WHO?

The Dalai Lama calls for swift climate action and pals around with Patti Smith

Forget Kanye West -- the Tibetan leader rocked a panel on climate change to discuss environmental responsibility and Pope Francis' encyclical.

Wild sting

Here’s the real thing killing bees: Us

Neonics were supposed to reduce the use of sprayed pesticides -- and they did. But they also stick around long enough to harm the whole wild ecosystem.

Feeling guilty about the climate? Confess, sinner!

Sometimes you need to get all that secret environmental guilt off your plate -- we have just the hotline for you.

Oh Snap

Americans spent $18.8 million in food stamps at farmers markets last year

At farmers markets, accepting SNAP benefits is a win for low-income shoppers – and farmers, too.

Politics

It’s a historic day for gay marriage! Let’s argue about it

A rainbow of perspectives from the Grist staff on the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage.