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  • Tierra Del Forte, eco-jeans designer, answers questions

    Tierra Del Forte. What work do you do? I’m a designer and the founder of Del Forte Denim. How does it relate to the environment? We design and manufacture a line of premium organic denim for women. We also strive …

  • Polar Apposites

    U.S.-Russia treaty will protect polar bears A polar-bear-protecting treaty between the U.S. and Russia was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives this week. It would prohibit the possession, sale, and purchase of polar bears or parts thereof (ew!), and …

  • Leaving Normal

    Can a suburban mom survive without a car?

    When Christine Gardner proposed a story about going car-free for a month, we hesitated — until we found out she lives in Normal, Ill. How could we resist? Halfway through her experiment, and a world away from the life she …

  • Israeli eco-activist and student Roey Angel answers questions

    Roey Angel. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I’m a graduate student at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, a regional center for academic studies and research. It’s a rather unique place where Palestinians, Israelis, and Jordanians — as …

  • Take a Road Off, Arnie

    Schwarzenegger asks feds to protect roadless national forests in California California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) today asked the feds to keep all 4.4 million roadless acres of national forest in his state off-limits to logging, road-building, and other development. President …

  • Blake Mycoskie, founder of eco-friendly driving school, answers questions

    Blake Mycoskie. What’s your job title? I’m cofounder and chair of Drivers Ed Direct. How does your work relate to the environment? Photo: Drivers Ed Direct. We teach kids to drive in hybrids, which makes them more comfortable with the …

  • All About EV

    Grist talks with the makers of Who Killed the Electric Car? In the 1990s, California required automakers to introduce zero-emission cars. GM put out the electric EV-1, a sporty coupe that inspired head-over-heels devotion among the few people who got …

  • Ed Wilson, Earthwatch CEO, answers Grist’s questions

    Ed Wilson. What’s your job title? President and CEO of Earthwatch Institute. What does your organization do? First, we help gather objective science-based information that allows us all to understand complex environmental and social issues and make informed and sustainable …

  • Umbra asks: Where has Grist gone?

    Dearest Gristmillers, Umbra Fisk here, writing to inquire whether you’ve seen any of my Grist colleagues. I spent the last few weeks in my usual spot in the basement, working on a series of columns about eco-friendly foodstuffs, pausing only …