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Hundreds arrested at anti-Keystone protest in front of White House

The student-led demonstration was the "largest youth civil disobedience at the White House in a generation," organizers said.

Climate & Energy

In “The Sixth Extinction,” Elizabeth Kolbert reports from the frontlines of a dying world

The New Yorker writer talks mass extinctions, climate inaction, and whether there's any hope (short answer: no. long answer: probably not).

Climate & Energy

This artist creates fracking scenes with vintage figurines and postcards

In "Scenes from the Attic," Brandi Merolla tackles the big controversy with tiny art.


Plucky guess: Your chicken probably didn’t come from a Portlandia sketch

Food & Water Watch takes a classic "Portlandia" sketch on ordering local chicken and gives it a more realistic spin.


The pope is writing a big green manifesto

We already know that Pope Francis likes riding buses and doesn't like fracking. We'll soon learn more about his environmental views.

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Video premiere: I, Party Cup

The classic red party cup didn't just appear out of the blue. Join us as we go deeper to find the who -- and the why -- in this video.

Grist wants to give you this Nest

That’s right, Grist is going to give five lucky readers a Nest Learning Thermostat.

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