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Drought that ravaged U.S. crops likely to worsen in 2013, forecast warns

NOAA predicts a tough spring for already struggling farmers as growing demand for water leaves U.S. more exposed to dry seasons.


Want to save the planet? Shrink your habitat — not just your apartment

All that recycling and bicycling and turning off the lights? It’s completely undone the second you step onto an airplane.

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The road to climate heaven is paved with ever cheaper oil

Climate advocates need to focus as much on oil as we have on coal, breaking its monopoly and driving its price -- and investment value -- down.

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State Dept. hid contractor’s ties to Keystone XL pipeline company

A top expert who helped write the government's latest Keystone report previously consulted on three different TransCanada projects -- a fact the State Department tried to hide.

Beyond widgets: Envisioning a real transportation revolution

A recent report showed how much carbon can be cut through changes in vehicles. But changes in transportation systems go well beyond vehicles.


Lose the girdle: Sustainable ‘Mad Men’ fashion for plus-sized awesome

Anslee Connell is one of the few full-figured designers making her fare out of recycled fabrics. And she hopes her work will empower women to feel good and do something awesome.


Salt, sugar, and fat: Why we can’t quit junk food’s holy trinity

Michael Moss, author of "Salt Sugar Fat," talks to Grist about how these three ingredients make processed food so addictive -- for both consumers and companies.

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More coal-fired idiocy and mendacity in Nevada

The notoriously filthy Reid Gardner coal plant has been falsifying pollution data, and Nevada officials aren't doing shit about it, so the nearby Paiute tribe is filing suit.

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Bipartisan support for distributed clean energy, in Iowa of all places

Republicans and Democrats recently came together to advance a bill that would encourage ownership of small-scale wind power by farmers. Is it a sign of things to come?

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