Madeleine Thomas

Madeleine Thomas is a Grist fellow. Follow her on Twitter.

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Celebrate Independence Day with these rad women (and popsicles)

There's no better conversation starter than the sick things that women are doing in all the many green spheres that we love.

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Wage gap got you down? Get that money, honey

This Woman Crush Wednesday, we're talkin' ladies in STEM, the Equal Rights Amendment, and bees.

Food

“The Sioux Chef” dishes on the past — and future — of Native American cuisine

Sean Sherman wants to bring Native American cuisine back to its roots.

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Meet the distractingly sexy women of science who just won the internet

Some are shoulder-deep in cow rectums, and we're crushin' on 'em!

Living

California kids may not have to worry about pesticides at school anymore

Pesticide use near school zones isn't just an isolated health risk -- it's been an ongoing environmental justice issue across California.

Food

Can Seattle’s restaurants survive the new $15 minimum wage?

Restaurant owners embrace -- and worry about -- Seattle's new minimum wage hike.

Food

8 ideas for Ben & Jerry’s new vegan ice cream flavors

Now that the company has plans to start churning out dairyless ice cream, here are a few flavors we expect to find in the freezer aisle.

Living

America’s new poet laureate is the son of migrant farmworkers

Herrera's new designation comes at a time when immigration and farmworker rights are very much hot topics across the country.

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Hey, girl: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday!

This week's #WCW goes out to everyone who's been fed up with big-mouthed nightmare dudes ever since the weather got a little warmer.