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Who’s paying for GMO-labeling initiative campaigns?

So far, supporters of a Washington state ballot measure have spent four times as much as opponents.

Climate & Energy

Hurricane enable: How climate change is mixing up bigger, badder storms

Humans are playing bartender with the climate, and it doesn't bode well for your beach vacation.

Climate & Energy

California’s unusual plan to cut greenhouse gases

Here's how the Bay Area, Sacramento, and San Diego are cutting greenhouse gases in response to S.B. 375.

Food

Elephant in the room: Why getting the GMO story straight is so hard

Specialization, tribalism, and the human love of a good story make it tough to assemble a full picture of any complex research topic -- including GMOs.

Climate & Energy

When will solar get cheap enough for everyone to use?

The faster the price of solar power falls, the more viable it becomes as an energy source -- and the sooner we'll see it on roofs across America.

Climate & Energy

China’s voyage to cross the less frozen Arctic Ocean

China bets historically low Arctic ice will allow a rusty hulk to sail through the fabled Northern Sea Route, opening up a shortcut to lucrative trade in the E.U.

Food

The next great farming frontier? Look up

A new green revolution is underway -- on urban rooftops.

Climate & Energy

Movements without leaders: What to make of change on an overheating planet

The climate movement may not have capital-L Leaders, but its success relies on small-l leaders by the tens of thousands.

Goodbye for now

Starting Labor Day, I'll be taking a year off from Grist, blogging, tweeting, and the entire internet. Here's why.