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Urban Agriculture

New agtivists: Young filmmakers take an urban farm adventure

For their documentary-in-progress, two recent college grads circled the nation to paint a visually compelling picture of today's diverse urban farm landscape.

Inside Grist

The ode not taken. Plus, puppies!

Study shows it only takes a small percentage of readers to make a big difference to Grist. David Roberts gets downright Frosty.

Politics

Clean energy as culture war

Conservatives say the American way is to use more and pay less, Walmart-style. No wonder they're scared about the shift to clean energy and sustainability.

Food

Farm interrupted: Berkeley’s Occupy the Farm ends in arrests

The farmers and activists who have been farming Berkeley's Gill Tract had a rude awakening Monday morning when 100 police officers showed up to arrest nine people.

Food

‘Weight of the Nation’ takes a realistic look at a looming crisis

According to one critic, this four-part HBO series -- which begins tonight -- offers a systematic examination of the obesity epidemic.

Biking

Here comes everybody: Number of bicycle-friendly cities soars

More cities are making way for cyclists, according to the League of American Bicyclists. But we still have a long, long road ahead.

Industrial Agriculture

A growing problem: Notes from the ‘superweed’ summit

What did hundreds of scientists and Big Ag executives decide when they met last week to discuss the mounting crisis of herbicide-resistant 'superweeds'? That they should spray more herbicides, of course.

Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra: I need a book of eco-tips!

A reader seeks a book's worth of green living advice. Umbra searches the stacks.

Food

Carp diem: Making a living off invasive fish [VIDEO]

The Perennial Plate crew joins a fisherman who brings in a giant haul of this invasive fish nearly every day.