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Green Living Tips

Potty talk: How best to green up your bathroom business

Grist’s eco-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, ventures where few have dared to go -- the realm of the porcelain goddess -- and returns with a few tricks you might want to try. But be warned, this is not for the faint of heart.

Cities

Of soccer moms and sinister U.N. plots

When communities embrace sustainability, are they actually falling victim to the evil U.N. plot known as Agenda 21? A visit to a simple town meeting in New England reveals the surprising truth.

Politics

Republicans for Environmental Protection drops ‘Republicans’ from name

Once upon a time, there were green Republicans. Now, not so much.

Cities

Facebook for cities: A social network for building better neighborhoods

Neighborland, an online platform born from an experiment in street art, helps residents cook up smart ideas for improving their communities, then gives those ideas wings.

Fossil Fuels

Obama ad ties Mitt Romney to Big Oil’s gas-price attacks

The Obama campaign is acting as if it is already in a general-election fight, against a Big Oil-Mitt Romney ticket.

Locavore

Glean unto others: Ending hunger with foraged foods

Fruit and vegetable gleaning isn't just for nature-curious hipsters. It's also a great way to get fresh food in the hands of those with less access.

Green Jobs

Everything that is good for the environment is a job

Solar panels don’t put themselves up. Houses don’t retrofit themselves. Farmers markets don’t run themselves. Green projects could give the economy a major boost, Van Jones argues in his new book.

Scary Food

Industrial poultry about to get even crappier — literally

What will happen if USDA inspectors leave big poultry processors to "self-regulate"? The result could be worse than pink slime.

Inside Grist

We lost, we laughed, we cried: An April Fools’ post mortem

Are some issues too important to poke fun at? Is nothing sacred? Oh, get serious: Laughter saves lives. It certainly won't sink the climate movement.