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Coconuts, from nose to tail

Perennial Plate spent the day with a Sri Lankan family on their coconut plantation, where they showed all the humble coconut has to offer.


Show us your Earth Day

This year, Earth Day annexes a whole weekend for reflection, fun, and simple acts of change. What will you do to celebrate?

Climate & Energy

GOP goes hunting for EPA emails about turducken

… but misses the big picture of the agency's transparency problems.

Climate & Energy

Keystone kartoon: The animated history of the Keystone XL oil pipeline

You've seen our illustrated history of the Keystone XL pipeline. Now, you can enjoy it with snazzy sound effects.


What I learned from a month of eating vegan

In which Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, reflects on the lessons she learned from giving up animal products.

Climate & Energy

Climate Desk Live: Watch David Roberts and other smarties debate Keystone

Climate Desk hosted a discussion on the science, stakes, and strategy behind the tar-sands pipeline fight.

Climate & Energy

ExxonMobil deserves a pat on the back for Arkansas spill response, says congressmember

ExxonMobil spilled some 200,000 gallons of oil in Mayflower, Ark. But don't be too harsh on the company, says Rep. Markwayne Mullin.

Climate & Energy

How science can predict where you stand on Keystone XL

Want to make sense of the feud between pipeline activists and "hippie-punching" moderates? Talk to the researchers.

Business & Technology

None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use

A sobering new study finds that the world's biggest industries burn through $7.3 trillion worth of free natural capital a year. And it's the only reason they turn a profit.