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Whole Hoods

Can Whole Foods serve Southside Chicago’s soul?

Whole Foods is breaking ground in Southside Chicago, but can it also break down issues of gentrification and discrimination?

Shell yeah!

Bust out the LEGOs! The toymaker cut its ties with Big Oil

After Greenpeace released a video campaign starring tiny, drowning plastic fishermen, LEGO is letting go of its contract with Shell oil.

Climate & Energy

Naomi Klein says climate activists need to get comfortable attacking capitalism

Klein dropped by the Grist office to chat with David Roberts about her new book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate."

Climate & Energy

311,000 climate protesters marched in New York. What’s next?

Climate marchers are likely to be putting their shoulders behind these causes and projects in the wake of September's mass event.

Business & Technology

This fracking company wants to end breast cancer — wait, what?

One thousand Passionately Pink® drill bits headed to a fracking site near you.

Cities

East Coasters, prepare for three decades of epic flooding

In the time it takes to pay a mortgage, East Coast cities will be swamped. Yikes.

Climate & Energy

Oil exec is “sick and tired” of minorities telling her what she can eat

Charlotte Lucas, cofounder and executive vice president of Lucas Oil Products, spilled some pretty nasty feelings on Facebook recently.

Climate & Energy

Will climate change make men extinct?

Probably not -- but a Japanese study DID find links between increasing temperature extremes and a declining proportion of male newborns.

Food

Hello humans, I’d like to tell you about plant blood

Scientists are now producing "blood" from plants and using it to liven up veggie burgers. A member of one deeply affected community weighs in.

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