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Living

Auto-flush toilets just don’t know when to quit

Mall toilets can't tell a butt from a "but I'm not finished yet!"

Climate & Energy

Why are we yelling at utilities and not their regulators?

Clean energy advocates often rage against the behavior of power utilities. It's time to look beyond them to the regulators who shape their decisions.

Cities

Gentrification might be real, but it’s the least of Chicago’s worries

For Chicago's depressed black neighborhoods, yuppie invasions are more manageable than chronic problems of inequality and ineffective policy.

Climate & Energy

Understanding Obama’s suckiness on climate

The president has been pretty good about reducing demand for dirty energy, and pretty bad about increasing its supply. Why?

All the best science experiments involve dynamite

Equipped with plenty of dynamite and seismometers, these geologists are major badasses.

Fungal fever

Are shrooms the new pesticide?

Irish scientists have found that a little bit of fungus growing inside barley can protect the plants from pests, disease, and even climate change.

The future will be damp, and voted for on the internet

Which underwater Boston do you like best?

As rising sea levels begin to threaten to submerge big chunks of the city, Boston holds a contest to spark novel ideas for saving some landmarks.

Cities

New York City could be 9 degrees warmer and 39 inches wetter by 2080

And other alarming details from the city's latest climate change report.

Who killed the gayborhood? A Grist podcast investigation

Join us as we explore the effects of woo girls and tech money on Seattle's Capitol Hill. Special guests include Dan Savage.

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