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Cities

Why liberals like walkability more than conservatives

New poll data shows that Democrats and Republicans are deeply divided when it comes to urban density versus suburban sprawl.

Climate & Energy

Make Me Care: Why not just call ‘Game Over’ on climate change?

This episode of Grist's video podcast, Brentin Mock explains we can't afford to give up the climate fight just yet.

Climate & Energy

Will EPA’s power plant regulations be stopped in the courts?

Here are five legal weak points that opponents will attack with lawsuits.

Climate & Energy

This year, a 3-year-old girl will be crowned “Coal Princess” in West Virginia. Seriously.

In a world where beauty pageants are going the way of the dodo, coal-themed beauty contests are still holding on.

Climate & Energy

Climate change threatens America’s ‘king corn’

Heat waves and water shortages could devastate U.S. farmlands devoted to corn crop, a new report warns.

Living

Who would win the World Cup of climate change?

If we were counting carbon emissions (and a few other things) instead of goals, Switzerland and Ivory Coast would dominate, and the U.S. would still lose.

Food

Here’s what happens when GMO antagonists get together for a friendly chat

With Monsanto and anti-GMO activists sharing a stage, you might expect fireworks, or illumination, or even both. Instead, this event was almost chummy.

Genetically engineered lawsuit

Big Food is already suing Vermont over its GMO labeling law

It only took 35 days. So now organic advocates and anti-GMO activists are raising money for a defense effort.

Climate & Energy

Germans spend vacations at wind farms and solar arrays because, duh, they’re Germans

A new guidebook to 200 green projects around the country sold out its first printing. Don't these people have anything better to do?

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