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Politics

Science alone can’t tell us how bad climate change will be

Predictions about the impacts of climate change involve politics as much as physics.

Inside Grist

Out, damned curse!

Grist.org must pay its bills. So why fret? We'll stop this once you fill our purse. Not yet!

Climate Change

You shall not pass: Activists to block Warren Buffett’s coal trains

Saturday is Climate Impacts Day, a worldwide “day of witness” connecting extreme weather to climate change. One of the thousands of actions will be aimed at educating one powerful man.

Biking

Umbra’s second helpings: Keeping your skirt out of your bike chain

Concerned that your frills could get hung up in the works? Our beloved eco-advice columnist, Umbra Fisk, is here to help.

Organic Food

Crop yields are only part of the organic vs. conventional farming debate

Sustainable practices yield fewer grain crops, but is that all that matters? One food policy expert responds to a recent news analysis that claims industrial and organic agriculture are equally important.

Living

Oh rot: It’s harvest time on the worm farm

Eight months ago, our fearless green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, brought a bucket of worms into her home. They’ve made some beautiful compost for her, but how to extract it?

Sustainable Farming

‘Food, Inc.’ chicken farmer has a new, humane farm

Carole Morison talks about her new pasture-based operation and the example she and her husband hope to set for other poultry farmers looking to change the industry.

Cities

Thinking of a master plan: Portland’s mayor on building prosperous cities

Portland, Ore., Mayor Sam Adams says that cities are ideally positioned to lead the way toward prosperity.

Politics

Speak up! Young people need to be heard at the Earth Summit

This is an opportunity, one youth leader says, for those energized by the street and internet democracy that has proliferated in recent years to bring their voices to the table with world leaders.