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Climate & Energy

Hurricane Cristina just set a scary record

For the first time on record, the eastern Pacific basin has now had two Category 4 hurricanes before July.

Business & Technology

Ford builds cars out of tomatoes while other companies play ketchup

The company is using the tagline, “You Say Tomato; We Say Tom-Auto.” Of course, puns like that are far below Grist's standards.

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Climate change could flood your streets with doo-doo and toxic waste

Rising seas and storm surges won't just bring water to people's doorsteps -- they could also bring a witches' brew of sewage and industrial waste.


Ask Umbra: Which is lighter on the land, wild game or farmed meat?

A reader is searching for the most eco-friendly flesh. Umbra chews on the alternatives.

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Want to know what the future tastes like? Eat some bugs

Eating insects may be easier on the planet, but how about the palate? Watch us find out in this video.

Business & Technology

Climate change has things on Earth looking rough? NASA’s got a fly getaway ship

The NASA scientist famous for saying that we can travel faster than light has cooked up an intersteller spaceship. And we want one.

Business & Technology

Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants Tesla’s green jobs. What’s Texas willing to give?

Perry is salivating over a new $5 billion electric car battery factory, with 6,500 high-paying jobs. Perhaps it's time to play hardball.

Climate & Energy

Why David Brat is completely wrong about climate science

At a campaign event, he repeated the myth that climate scientists used to think we're headed into a new Ice Age.

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Stop lying! Enviros are fed up with false ads about Obama’s power plant rules

The National Mining Association is playing inaccurate radio ads, so a coalition of green group is asking the FCC to investigate.

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