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Living

Glam locks: The not-so-secret secret to naturally gorgeous hair

Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, scours the land for alternatives to chemical-laden shampoo, and finds the answer right in the kitchen cabinet.

Politics

The road forward from cap-and-trade

After diagnosing what went wrong on cap-and-trade, political scientist Theda Skocpol suggests one way to proceed. It's not a very good one -- so here's an alternative.

Climate & Energy

European mammals make like Gerard Depardieu, flee to Russia

New research shows that climate change will expand habitats across Northern Europe for many mammals.

Food

Aisle be damned: How Big Food dominates your supermarket choices

We can’t shop our way out of a broken food system, says Wenonah Hauter. The head of Food & Water Watch talks about her book "Foodopoly" and taking on the corporate system.

Living

Grist comic wins population prize; babies still happening

The Population Institute honors our illustrated feature "7 Billion, Unpacked."

Climate & Energy

Broad support and $1 will get a pol a cup of coffee

Public support for action on climate change keeps increasing -- but nothing will happen without a loud, active, well-funded faction threatening to punish intransigent politicians at the ballot box.

Climate & Energy

What Theda Skocpol gets right about the cap-and-trade fight

In a comprehensive account of the cap-and-trade fight of 2009-10, Harvard political scientist Theda Skocpol identifies the core problem: the radicalization of the GOP.

Climate & Energy

Do cities really take the lead on climate change?

Cities tend to adopt easier policies first, according to a new report.

Climate & Energy

What would Jesus do (about climate change)?

Is it possible to get your head around global warming if you think the Earth is only 6,000 years old? Why yes, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In fact, the future of the planet may depend on it.

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