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Climate & Energy

One benefit to California’s drought: Cleaner beaches

Water quality along Los Angeles County's coast has improved due to less runoff.

pope and change

The pope’s climate change encyclical, in tweets

The pontiff is tweeting up a storm about his new climate change encyclical.

Climate & Energy

We’re using groundwater at a terrifying rate, and it’s not just California

Aquifers around the world are being depleted at an alarming rate, according to NASA.

Going up!

How to fix America’s beef problems, in under 2 minutes

Watch author and activist Denis Hayes give an elevator pitch for his new book "Cowed" -- in an actual elevator.

Algae Whiz

Amazing photosynthetic furniture could grow eco-friendly meals

The desk lunch will never be the same.

Fat Chances

The U.S. is cutting out trans fats from processed foods by 2018

The FDA will ban partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the largest source of trans fats in processed foods, by 2018. This is a big deal.

A song of ... just ice, actually

This drone footage of an iceberg collapsing is sad, cool

A Canadian teen captures explosive aerial footage of an iceberg collapsing, sets it to dramatic music.

On the Farm

Haven’t heard Son Little yet? You’re welcome

Watch Son Little perform a stripped-down version of "Cross My Heart" at last year's Pickathon.

Grist is looking for a justice fellow

Are you an early-career journalist who's passionate about justice? Then Grist wants you!