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Climate & Energy

Underwater, melting glaciers are louder than a symphony of chainsaws

It turns out that bubbles in melting glaciers are causing quite a ruckus.

Reefer madness

Take it easy, man: Marijuana is not turning New Yorkers into murderers

The NYC police chief is blaming a rise in the murder rate on pot, which makes absolutely zero sense. If we want safer cities, we should legalize pot.

small luxuries

The tiny house fantasy is getting a teensy bit out of control

A Portland-based construction company is building luxury tiny houses, and they're anything but simple.

Climate & Energy

50 years after Selma, a search for environmental justice

Environmental justice advocates from across the country will air their present-day grievances during the commemoration of Bloody Sunday.

Climate & Energy

Is sustainability just for rich, white people?

Watch Grist's own Brentin Mock on MSNBC, talking about wealth, race, democracy, and building a greener future.

Climate & Energy

Will the “Dark Lord of Coal Country” finally be brought to justice?

If federal prosecutors have their way, Don Blankenship will get his day in court for the string of misdeeds that lead to a deadly mine explosion. He apparently has other plans.

Living

VICE takes on climate change, and guess what — it’s pretty bleak!

A lot of the first episode is pretty standard Climate Change 101, but it's worth watching for some infuriating and heartbreaking moments.

Climate & Energy

Obama admin punts on oil train safety — and another bomb train explodes

The White House decided not to draft rules on explosive gas in tanker cars, Reuters reports. Meanwhile, an oil train blows up in Illinois.

Drag racing

Homobiles, SF’s queer ride service, is the anti-Uber

It might not be the future, but a pay-what-you-can car service for the LGBTQ crowd does show what a real community-based ride service looks like.