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Climate & Energy

Fracking ourselves to death in Pennsylvania

A new generation of downwinders is getting sick as an emerging industry pushes the next wonder technology -- high-volume hydraulic fracturing.

Climate & Energy

Cap-and-trade puttering along quite nicely in the Northeast U.S.

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative produced $1.6 billion in economic value for participating states, a new study finds. Yes, carbon trading can be good for the economy.

Climate & Energy

Think methane hydrates are the next big thing? Think again.

Renewables are on a much more solid path to affordability than methane hydrates.


Flower power: Fighting the Man with guerrilla gardens

Grist’s green-living pioneer sets out like a modern-day, anarchist Janie Appleseed, lobbing "seed bombs" in an effort to pretty up her city.

Climate & Energy

What if we never run out of oil?

New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle -- and a nightmare.


Mitt Romney tells college grads to have lots of babies

Breed early and breed often. That was the gist of Mitt Romney's advice in a commencement address at Southern Virginia University.


Bike Party — a fresh new way to take back the streets

Born from the Critical Mass movement, these on-street bashes are revitalizing bicycle activism nationwide. The secret? More joy.

Climate & Energy

What would ‘wartime mobilization’ to fight climate change look like?

It would look like a lot of big government, according to a pair of new papers. And it would take a very strong climate movement to get there.


Local food — put a sticker on it!

As the public’s appetite grows for locally grown eats, so do the smart marketing campaigns designed to help local farmers, and foster more of them.