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Biking

Get your ass on that bike!

‪In honor of National Bike Month, Grist challenges you to ride your bike to work. And we've got a few pearls of wisdom to help get you started‬.

Inside Grist

Help! Grist’s been struck by a curse [VIDEO]

Grist staff must speak aloud solely in verse. You can spring us from this lyrical chore! Just give Grist a buck, or a smidge more!

Urban Agriculture

By growing food, Occupy the Farm helps a movement grow up

With the takeover of a University of California agricultural testing station, Occupiers move from envisioning a new world to creating one.

Sustainable Food

We catch too many sardines — but should we stop eating them?

The problem isn’t that people are eating too many sardines -- on the contrary, it's that we're feeding most of them to farmed fish (like tuna and salmon) and industrially farmed animals.

Coal

Fighting coal export terminals: It matters

The fate of the U.S. coal industry hinges on its ability to increase exports to China and India. If activists can quash coal export terminals, they can hobble the coal industry.

Living

Generation Anthropocene: Students grapple with our global impact

Scientists say humans have become a geologic force on a massive scale, like an asteroid strike or an ice age. What do we do now?

Industrial Agriculture

New child farm labor regulations dead — thanks to Sarah Palin’s expertise?

Last week, everyone's favorite pundit spoke out against updates in farm regulations that might have kept the youngest farmworkers from the most dangerous work. And it looks like it worked.

Fossil Fuels

Apple’s dirty energy supplier: ‘Nothing to see here’

Duke Energy, which supplies power to an Apple data center in North Carolina, pulled a paper from its website that bragged about Apple’s energy-guzzling ways.

Politics

Turn up the heat: Environmentalists should join Occupy on May Day

The Occupy movement is widely credited as having “changed the conversation” in American life, but we’re still not talking about the elephant in the room: climate change. Now is our chance to change that.