Business & Technology

We've taken a shine to this idea

Chernobyl site could become a solar farm

Ukraine is seeking investors for a big solar installation on land contaminated by the 1986 nuclear disaster.

Justice

In Maryland, one community is taking a stand against environmental racism

The majority black town of Brandywine could see five polluting power plants operating within 15 miles, but residents are fighting back.

Flesh and blood

Why eat meat when you can eat a veggie burger that bleeds?

The plant-based burger is about to hop onto the menu at one of David Chang's NYC restaurants.

around the world in 23 days

A solar-powered plane just flew around the world

The Solar Impulse powered through 24,500 miles, no fossil fuels needed.

Suckers

Are giant suction cups the key to cheap wind power?

Sometimes the future looks like a toilet plunger, and that's OK.

Cold Comfort

How air-conditioning made America — and how it could break us all

AC may feel good but it comes with a host of problems.

Let the sunshine in

Liberal congresswoman explains why she has some misgivings about solar leasing

Rep. Yvette Clarke tells Grist the reason she signed a letter written by electric utility lobbyists.

mine over matter

Here’s how a post-coal Appalachia could thrive

Coal mining is disappearing in West Virginia and Kentucky. What will take its place?

Life in plastic, it's fantastic

What’s the most eco-friendly material for a 3D printer?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk churns out answers.