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The weirdest, worst PR crap we’ve seen this Earth Day

Earth Day 2012 drops on Sunday, and it's more than just an opportunity to celebrate and protect our fragile blue marble. It's also a chance to shill lots of crappy products and services. Here are some of the weirdest.

Business & Technology

Top 10 ways Walmart is failing on sustainability

Walmart recently released a new Global Responsibility Report, but don't believe the hype.

Factory Farms

Maryland blazes the trail to get arsenic out of chicken feed

A new Maryland law will keep arsenic out of chicken feed -- and out of a good portion of the waterways in one of the densest chicken-producing parts of the United States.

Living

The barter economy — coming soon to a backyard near you

Toting a loaf of homemade bread, her boyfriend’s beef jerky, and a couple of bottles of her very own Thunder Sauce, Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, sets off for the neighborhood bartering session.

Sustainable Farming

Milk Not Jails: Building a new urban-rural alliance in New York

A New York grassroots campaign called Milk Not Jails sees supporting small dairy farms -- not building more prisons -- as a path to rural and urban renewal alike.

Cleantech

U.S. cleantech support about to fall off a cliff

Federal funding for clean technology is poised to dry up by the end of 2014. What new and better investments should we be making in cleantech? A new report has some great ideas.

Food

While Walmart boasts ‘sustainability,’ shrimp factory workers protest

Migrant packers at a Thai seafood factory with strong ties to Walmart claim they're being underpaid and kept against their will.

Politics

A chat with Chris Mooney about The Republican Brain

Science journalist Chris Mooney talks about the GOP's war on science and the psychological differences between liberals and conservatives.

Cities

Earth Day revisited: An environmental patriarch on keeping the dream alive

Denis Hayes, the man who coordinated the first Earth Day back in 1970, talks about where the action will be this year, the state of the environmental movement, and why he’s become a green developer.