Business & Technology

Climate & Energy

The greenest governor in the country tells Grist about his big climate plan

Why did Washington state choose a cap-and-trade program? And does it have a chance of passing? Gov. Jay Inslee weighs in.

Climate & Energy

America sucks at recycling, so we’re burning trash again

Waste-to-energy plants promise to turn garbage into electricity. Too bad they're dirty and expensive.

Soil Money

Scientists dig up a new weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Another day, another miracle drug found in the dirt.

Climate & Energy

Clean energy rebounds big time in 2014

China continues to lead the world in green investment.

Climate & Energy

South Korea now has the world’s second largest cap-and-trade market

And the U.S. lags further and further behind ...

Climate & Energy

The U.S. and India keep pushing toward a climate deal

John Kerry just visited India to lay the groundwork for an agreement ahead of Obama’s trip to the country later this month.

Food

Change 100 businesses, and the world’s food system will change with them

Collaborating with business may not be as satisfying as waving a revolutionary banner, but it gets results.

PENN IS MIGHTIER

This 14-year-old will fix the planet before she graduates

Maya Penn is an eco-fashion designer, children’s book author, artist, animator, coder, public speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and environmentalist. So, you know, don't feel bad about your life or anything.

Climate & Energy

How much fracking is happening in the Gulf of Mexico?

A new lawsuit is trying to force the feds to release that info. And another suit seeks info on which toxic chemicals are used by frackers.