Taxes aren’t exactly popular, but the idea of using them to fight climate change is surprisingly resilient. Here’s a primer.
Three years ago, Seattle challenged developers to build the next generation of uber green buildings -- but few answered the call. What can we learn?
When times get tough, Americans seem incapable of having rational discussions about our most pressing issues. As a result, they’ve been erased from the political discourse. The implications are downright ugly.
Some Republicans and Tea Partiers want you to think that Agenda 21 is just your typical stealth campaign of “extreme environmentalism.” But when you’re finished reading the latest in Grist’s series, The Basics, you’ll be terrified.
Bill and Melinda Gates host the Super Bowl for the toilet of the future, inspiring some seriously space-age concraptions.
The cities are winning! No, the ’burbs are! Why do we bicker about census numbers?
Los Angeles and other cities have been leading the fight against climate change. Now, they’re preparing for the inevitable.
Final transportation bill is a major letdown for advocates of transit, bikes, and other car alternatives.
Between-year census numbers suggest that many of our largest cities are growing more quickly than the shriveling suburbs. But it’s not just because cities are awesome.