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Turf war: In the battle for our crops, superweeds are winning

The biotech companies told us that GMO crops would save us, but they’ve just created new monsters. Perhaps it’s time for a new approach.


Ask Umbra: How can I become a farmer?

A reader wonders if he should bag his computer science degree and become a farmer instead. Umbra tells him to get back to his homework.

Climate & Energy

Dangerous global warming could be reversed, say scientists

A combination of burning trees for energy and capturing and storing carbon dioxide could offset and even reverse emissions.

Climate & Energy

A scientific storm is brewing over the hurricane-climate connection

A bombshell new paper says climate change might make the most destructive storms on Earth even more dangerous. But the findings are already being challenged.


Six tips for safe cycling in the city

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, sets off for her inaugural ride in the big city, and returns with some wise words.


Judge demands tech companies hand activist data over to Chevron

Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft must give Chevron info on 100+ people who may be tied to an investigation into the oil giant's dirty dealings.


GOP: Pork barrels? Yes. Pork for the hungry? No.

House Republicans pass a farm bill that rescues agribusiness subsidies and axes food stamps.

Climate & Energy

Confirmed: Fracking triggers quakes and seismic chaos

A new study in Science links tremors near Midwest injection sites with huge quakes thousands of miles away.

Climate & Energy

Here comes the son: Barry Goldwater Jr. fights for solar power in Arizona

Barry Goldwater Jr. is putting the family name behind an effort to protect solar energy's growing share of the electricity market.

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