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Take that, Trans-Pacific Partnership! Enviros celebrate as Obama’s trade agenda takes a blow

The shadowy trade deal hit a huge roadblock as Democrats in the House blocked “fast track” trade promotion authority.

Climate & Energy

The pope’s encyclical now has an epic movie trailer

Does the Holy Father box with Jesus to save the planet? Is the pope Catholic?


Organic farmers: Whole Foods is an unfair grader

Like many certification systems, the Whole Foods ratings have some downsides, and some farmers say the system is costly and flawed.

Frack yes

Mark Ruffalo just won our hearts (again) on the Daily Show

The Grist heartthrob's most recent move: Calling out fracking on The Daily Show.

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Climate change ruins everything — and now it’s coming for your tea

Have you ever noticed that climate change is killing all that you hold dear? Welcome to Spoiler Alerts.

Climate & Energy

Can the pope move the needle on climate change?

Pope Francis is about to issue a major statement on the climate. It's likely to be more homily than policy prescription, but it could still make a huge difference.


Can Seattle’s restaurants survive the new $15 minimum wage?

Restaurant owners embrace -- and worry about -- Seattle's new minimum wage hike.

An Open Letter to the Democratic frontrunner

McKibben to Clinton: Now it’s really time to get serious about climate change

In an open letter to Hillary Clinton, Bill McKibben lays out exactly why she needs to put climate change at the center of her campaign -- and how she can win with it.


What if we banned street harassment? Buenos Aires might

There are currently two proposed bills in Buenos Aires that would make catcalling illegal.