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Climate & Energy

Appalachia tries to make a life after coal

Coal production is gradually leaving Appalachia -- having already extracted much of the region's natural wealth.


Gimme 8 percent of your lunch! You’re not going to eat it anyway

What does 92 percent of a meal look like? The friendly staff at Grist have compiled a very helpful guide using YOUR diet as an example!

Climate & Energy

You’d scream, too, if you were this close to a collapsing iceberg

As the poles melt, icebergs are breaking off and drifting with greater ease, creating a world of problems for humans and animals alike.

Exctinction VI: This time it's personal

Dead elephants, plagues, and rats: Why the sixth extinction is bad for you and everyone you know

Our little habit of wiping out wildlife is going to come back and bite us.

Suburban Warfare

Out-of-touch dads still want gas-guzzling SUVs, apparently

SUVs are saving General Motors, but that doesn't mean they're about to rule the roads again.


Be a patriot, eat less beef

This is your favorite protein's carbon footprint.


Letter from Detroit: And now for a completely different kind of Canadian pipeline

A convoy of tap water gets sent across the northern border as a gesture of solidarity with H2O-strapped Detroit residents.


Want to support clean energy? Fight for voting rights

In our ever-browning America, empowering black and brown voters is absolutely necessary to make the transition to clean energy.

Back-to-the-land meets back-to-the-future

Amory Lovins’ high-tech home skimps on energy but not on comfort

The Colorado house has no heating system, but it has a greenhouse warm enough to grow bananas, a solar-heated hot tub, and killer views.

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