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Climate & Energy

Yep, Antarctica is melting away faster than ever

A new report from NASA and UC-Irvine confirms — again — that Antarctica is melting away.

Politics

ALEC (not Baldwin) is trying to destroy the environment

Lobbying behemoth American Legislative Exchange Council plans to attack environmental protections when Republicans take control of Congress and several state legislatures.

Food

6 fascinating facts about the evolution of food

National Geographic's "Eat: The Story of Food" is a delicious trove of food facts. Here are some choice tidbits.

Climate & Energy

NASA is headed for Mars. What, is there something wrong with Earth?

One could say, if one were particularly forward-thinking in the most pessimistic way, that we might be in the market for another planet.

Climate & Energy

Hear that? That’s the sound of the ocean dying

A quarter of the fish we eat rely on healthy coral reefs -- so it's bad news for us when reefs the world over start to go quiet.

this little piggy went to market

This sausage prank exposes our weird food issues

A butcher pretends to put piglets into a sausage machine. Madness ensues.

Climate & Energy

Congrats, you survived the 15 hottest years ever

Unless you're younger than 15. In which case, you should probably ask your parents if you're allowed to read Grist.

Climate & Energy

Fracking boom could go bust faster than Obama thinks

The government's rosy predictions about natural gas are wrong, suggests a new analysis.

Business & Technology

Nike, Starbucks, and other big businesses step up to support Obama’s climate rules

The EPA's proposed power plant regulations will help the American economy, not cripple it, say companies like Ikea, Kellogg’s, and Nestle.