Business & Technology

Liberté, égalité, marché

Half of Paris just took a mandatory day off of driving

What's a city to do when smog reaches toxic levels? Cue the car bans, of course.

Cities

Google’s splashy campus plan aims to rewrite the office park book

The Silicon Valley giant has unveiled eye-catching designs for its new office complex. Also: It wants to build oodles of new housing.

Climate & Energy

8 bright ideas for a cleaner future

Check out the awesome finalists from OpenIDEO's Renewable Energy Challenge.

Climate & Energy

4 reasons why the Supreme Court’s mercury case is worth watching

This week, the court will hear argument in Michigan v. EPA, a case challenging EPA power-plant rules. Here's why you should care.

Business & Technology

Walmart is quietly going on a massive building spree

The retailer is building hundreds of Neighborhood Market stores that have nothing to do with neighborhood and everything to do with dominating the market.

Politics

Nothing is nonpartisan any more

Not even behavioral change to reduce energy use.

Living

There’s still time to apply for Grist’s fall 2015 fellowship!

So what are you waiting for? Oh, right, the last possible minute.

Climate & Energy

Obama admin’s new fracking rules are just too weak, enviros say

The regulations are particularly feeble when it comes to making companies disclose the chemicals they use in the fracking process.

Food

Overfishing sucks — but this VICE documentary about it is pretty good

If this brutal exposé of shark finning and dynamite fishing makes you hungry, something is seriously wrong with you.

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