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Undead farm bill: Everyone’s favorite legislative zombie shuffles on

Congress bakes up a ginormous gift to corporate ag, which may well collapse and die. But don’t start celebrating yet.

Climate & Energy

America’s first climate refugees: Can a baked Alaska deny climate change?

From Palin to Parnell, Alaska's politicians have struggled to reconcile policy with actuality.

Climate & Energy

What the frack do we know? Not much, it turns out

A new report in the journal Science discovers there are a lot of things about fracking we don’t know. But since we've fracked half the country anyway, we're going to find out.


Heady Colo. farmers plowing ahead with hemp farming

One Colorado farmer has planted the nation's first big industrial hemp crop in 60 years. Yes, it's still illegal.

Climate & Energy

As climate change broils the Arctic, John Kerry apologizes

At Arctic Council meetings in Sweden, the secretary of state wants the world to know the U.S. is very sorry for all that it has done to destroy the ice.

Climate & Energy

California might borrow $500 million from its climate fund

California's governor saw $500 million sitting around, waiting to be spent on climate projects, and decided it should probably be spent in other ways.

Climate & Energy

97 out of 100 climate scientists agree: Humans are responsible for warming

Say it again: Another exhaustive study confirms that there's virtually no disagreement among climate scientists about the cause of climate change.

Climate & Energy

America’s first climate refugees: One family’s great escape

Jeff and Lisa Charles -- and their six children -- lead the evacuation of Newtok, Alaska, to their new home in Mertarvik.


Unleash your inner seed demon: Three easy ways to grow herbs at home

Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, tries raising herbs from seed, and promptly goes gaga over her cute little sprouts.