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  • 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 …

  • Readers talk back about organic food, eco-sabotage, canvassing, and more

      Re: The Price Is Wrong Dear Editor: Umbra asserts that “organic food is more expensive because it costs more to produce.” This is a dangerous generalization that is not supported by many scientific studies. The data argue that costs …

  • Bryant Terry, food-justice activist, answers questions

    Bryant Terry. What work do you do? I’ve committed myself to feeding people; illuminating the connections between poverty, malnutrition, and institutional racism; and working to create a more just and sustainable food system for everyone. b-healthy gets teenagers cooking. In …