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Oily withdrawal

Chevron and BP are pulling out of wind and solar

Beyond Petroleum? Not anymore. These two oil giants plan to stay oil giants, with emphasis on the oil.

life's a beach

How black land became white sand: The racial erosion of the U.S. coasts

In 1910, African Americans owned over 15 million acres in the former slave-holding states, much of it along the coasts. Few of them reaped the bounty as those lands were transformed into beach towns and resorts.

Climate & Energy

Make Me Care: How does tech turn citizens into climate scientists?

In this episode of Grist's new video series, Sam Larson talks collective intelligence -- how we can harness the power of the crowd to fight climate change.


Tiny-home-in-a-box will turn 200 sq. ft. into a sophisticated dining room AND trashy club

Why should you have to forego simple pleasures just because you prefer smaller-scale living?

Car Stalk

Meet “Traffic Droid,” the cycling superhero who calls out bad drivers

That’s WAY better than shooting a web outta your wrists or smashing things with a giant hammer.

Climate & Energy

#AskChevron: The hashtag that roared (and paid)

Behind a successful effort to focus attention on an oil company lay a paid Twitter promotion and an elusive group named The Toxic Effect.


The week in GIFs: Jesus and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

And a goat thrown in for good measure.


The fight is on: Obama’s climate rules aren’t out yet, but both sides are already slugging

The Chamber of Commerce claims the rules will result in economic losses of $50 billion a year. Enviros and the Obama admin say that's baloney.

Climate & Energy

Ohio rolls back green energy standards — cue widespread hair-tearing

The state now has the dubious distinction of being the first in the nation to undo a renewable energy mandate.

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