A reader wonders about the toxicity of her husband's non-iron shirts. Umbra straightens her out.
Leaders in California, Oregon, and Washington are talking about climate-smart infrastructure, while residents of the states are calling for clean energy investments.
One out of every four dollars Americans spend on groceries goes to Walmart. Get more scary facts about Walmart and food.
There's been talk of reforming dysfunctional Senate rules for years. This time, says Sen. Jeff Merkley, it may actually happen.
A recent federal report on GMO contamination highlights the growing chasm between industrial and sustainable farmers.
The key to climate salvation lies in making our cities denser. Alex Steffen explains why smart "walksheds" pave the way to lower emissions.
Live in a tiny apartment? You can still compost. Umbra breaks it down.
Can you imagine Austin Powers without his Shaguar? Or Maxwell Smart without the shoe phone? Grist can't go far without the right tech tools, either.
Thanks to anti-pipeline activism and a North American oil boom, more crude is being transported by rail.