Darby Minow Smith

Darby Minow Smith is Grist's assistant managing editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Climate & Energy

Obama disses Keystone XL on the Colbert Report

We need to make sure Keystone XL doesn't contribute to disastrous warming of the planet, President Obama said.

if i may be so old

This massive retirement home would grow its own food

The proposal for this beautiful building has us drooling over its emphasis on fresh food and community, and it isn't even built yet.

biomockery

Ditch Chad — this green building is your new wingman

Well, this is an odd promo video for a super-green building.

Food

This tool-lending library brings the sharing economy out of the city and onto the farm

Instead of shelling out big bucks for specialized machinery, food producers in Maine can now join a lending library of farm tools.

Food

Should meat be a luxury?

A sustainable meat company wants beef to be a luxury food. But will America buy it?

Business & Technology

Watch Werner Herzog and Patton Oswalt battle over big business, climate, lemonade

This hilarious short film has it all.

Food

Faith and fears in Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

What it’s like to drink bourbon with one of America’s most respected writers -- and to meet the farming community that surrounds him.

Climate & Energy

Watch kids deliver congressional climate deniers’ greatest hits

In this video, actual kids read actual Rand Paul and Michelle Bachmann quotes.

If you want to destroy his sweaters

Watch this adorable scientist explain climate change with Cosby sweaters

The cute climate scientist will stop at nothing to fight climate change denial.

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