Climate & Energy

Tar Sands 2.0

Beneath the tar sands is even dirtier oil, and industry is salivating over it

Oil companies are buying rights to extract crude from bitumen carbonates in Alberta, even though it's hard-to-reach, expensive, and filthy.


Scott Walker appointee thinks volcanoes are a big climate problem

Here's why he's wrong.


Why Obama linked climate change to his daughter’s asthma

By bringing Malia into the conversation, Obama is putting more emotional oomph behind his climate policy.


Go on a deep sea mission from the comfort of your desk

Now you can watch this livestream of NOAA's sea-floor explorations until the end of the month -- all from your warm, dry cubicle!

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Climate & Energy

David Roberts’ top 13 greatest hits

He's leaving Grist after more than a decade, but at least we have 6,400 blog posts to remember him by. Here are some favorites.

A silver lining

The bright side of California’s drought: More solar power

Less rain means fewer clouds, fewer clouds means more sun, more sun means more solar power.


How much does density really cut down on driving?

The correlation isn't as direct as you might think. But it still points to us needing much denser cities.

Climate & Energy

Another state bans agency from discussing climate change

The climate change language police just struck again in Wisconsin.

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