Claire Thompson

Claire Thompson used to be Grist's editorial assistant. After disappearing into the wild for a while, she is now attempting to reenter society.

Organic Food

Will organic free trade really do a world of good?

We're all for trading organic food with the European Union, but let's not forget about food miles.

Food

Honey makes the world go ’round

Bees Without Borders is building bridges across cultures with the ancient art of beekeeping.

Food

Algae whiz: Growing protein with fewer resources

Scientists say feeding livestock algae-based protein could save resources and make the meat industry less of a climate disaster, all while absorbing carbon. Could it be too good to be true?

Transportation

Bipedal? Curious? Americans give walking and biking a try

More Americans are opting to walk or bike, rather than driving a car. Apparently, that message hasn’t gotten through to Congress.

Election 2012

Why Ron Paul, elderly libertarian crank, turns young voters on

Paul's radical policy prescriptions rankle many -- but the perennial outsider candidate is winning an alienated generation's heart.

Living

Green of hearts: Your last-minute guide to a sustainable Valentine’s Day

Need some last-minute Valentine’s Day inspiration? No worries: We help you celebrate your significant other without hurting your significant Mother (Earth).

Sustainable Food

Scout’s honor: The push for sustainable cookies isn’t over yet

The efforts of two concerned scouts have finally led Girl Scouts USA to source the palm oil in their cookies sustainably. But the girls say the new policy still isn't enough.

Animals

Killer tale: Lessons from a lonely orca

When a lone killer whale started befriending humans in a Canadian cove, he sparked a controversy over how we interact with animals. We talked to the journalists who filmed the story in the Ryan Reynolds-narrated documentary The Whale.

Food

Protein: The soy next door

The rise in popularity of soy may be good for our collective carbon footprint, buy not all soy products are the same. Here's what you should know.

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