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Climate & Energy

While you’ve moved on to other news, drought-parched California is still burning

Things are looking grim in the Golden State.


Marijuana might be the “Ferrari” of THC production, but could yeast be the Tesla?

Not yet, but scientists have shown that genetically modified microbes can make THC in small amounts.

Climate & Energy

U.S. and China pledge city and state climate action

The next step in the two superpowers' climate partnership is getting cities and states to step up their green game.

Devil gains a foothold in Alabama as schools prepare to teach evolution, climate change

The Southern state joins the 20th century.

Climate & Energy

Why is Bernie Sanders neglecting climate change?

He has a great record on climate in the Senate, but as a presidential candidate he has yet to say much on the issue or unveil policy plans.


Subway gets shamed for fresh message, not-so-fresh practices

A new report scores fast food giants on their use of antibiotics in meat.


We’re looking for the next generation of green journalists

Are you an early career journalist, storyteller, or multimedia wiz who digs what we do? Then Grist wants you!


Is air pollution making my skin worse? And more pressing beauty questions

Should it be so hard to figure out if our beauty products are effective and safe -- for both our bodies and the environments we live in?


Egg prices have doubled in the last year. Here’s why

Avian flu killed a lot of hens, so now there are fewer eggs to go around.