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.

Animals

Duck hunters vs. 'Big Wind' [VIDEO]

A rep from the United Waterfowlers of Florida spoke out against a proposed wind-energy project on the Daily Show last night .

Politics

Smart ALEC: How corporations screw you over behind closed doors

The American Legislative Exchange Council gives corporations a chance to help ghostwrite legislation that benefits them.

Climate Change

Ice crisis: How disappearing glaciers devastate communities [VIDEO]

Upcoming documentary Glacial Balance shows the human consequences of glaciers receding faster than we'd like to think about.

Climate Change

Packing heat: Why violence boils over on a warming planet

Christian Parenti's new book, The Tropic of Chaos, traces the links between politics, economics, and climate change.

Climate Policy

Minor threat: Our lame response to climate change

A new article compares U.S. resources spent against perceived threats like international terrorism, economic crisis, and climate change. Can you guess which one gets shortchanged?

Urban Agriculture

Michigan’s gangsta gardener gets off [VIDEO]

Julie Bass of Oak Park, Mich. no longer faces jail time for having a vegetable garden in her front yard.

Natural Gas

Mark Ruffalo on fracking: ‘Gas is a bridge to nowhere’ [VIDEO]

The actor, activist, and frack-fighter spoke with Keith Olbermann Wednesday about how the gas industry is "the dirtiest, slimiest, most arrogant, and negligent that you can imagine."

Oil

Who's down with (more) MPG?

The Pew Clean Energy Program and other environmental groups are calling on Obama to raise fuel efficiency standards in the auto industry to 60 MPG.

Election 2012

Bringin' crazy Bach

Michele Bachmann is officially running for president. Here's more proof that she's still officially crazy.

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