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A surprising tool to slow gentrification: Land trusts

Community land trusts can guarantee a level of economic diversity in urban neighborhoods, and help locals take charge of their own destiny.


Can movies slow mass extinction? This filmmaker thinks so

We talked to Oscar-winning documentarian Louie Psihoyos about how our tech-obsession might help save disappearing species, even if it's also killing them.

Climate & Energy

Watch out, Arctic: Shell is coming for you again

The Interior Department is clearing the way for Shell to try drilling again off the Alaska coast, a treacherous undertaking on so many levels.


Watch our hilarious Valentine’s Day video for a lil green dating advice

Grist's resident relationship counselor sat down with three well-meaning lovebirds who just want to up their sustainability game this year.

Grist is looking for the fall 2015 class of fellows

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

Fair game

This supermarket sells your food waste back to you in raccoon form

Not only is raccoon meat perfectly legal in California, it's also a brilliant way to reduce food waste.


Nationwide GMO labeling bills have another Groundhog Day

Since a GOP-controlled Congress is unlikely to embrace the mandatory labeling some Democrats support, don't hold your breath on this one.


These Valentine’s Day cards will show you care and cost you nothing

"My love is like a summer's day" -- rapidly warming, thanks to climate change.

Climate & Energy

Parts of Louisiana’s sunken coast are resurfacing

Is this an encouraging sign in the fight against rising sea levels?