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Energy Policy

Congressional report says ‘drill, baby, drill’ won’t protect U.S. from oil price spikes

The Congressional Budget Office concludes that the only effective tool to shield Americans from price shocks is to (wait for it) use less oil.

Inside Grist

Green eggs, hold the ham [VIDEO]

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, we won't get the $25 grand. We will not. You've got brains in your head and feet in your shoes -- please consider supporting our brainy green news.

Industrial Agriculture

Proposed law would keep California farmworkers from overheating

For farmworkers, ensuring you have shade and water in a farm field isn't as easy as most people think. Now, some advocates in California are trying to change that.


Jane addiction: Can one humble city-lover be all things to all people?

There are infinite ways to interpret Jane Jacobs’ legacy. Well, 580, at least.

Business & Technology

Walmart heirs quietly fund Walmart’s environmental allies

The Walton Family Foundation has become one of the largest environmental grantmakers in the U.S. -- and it's steering its money to groups that play nice with Walmart.

Wind Power

Anti-wind activists want to create fake grassroots campaign against industry

A memo reveals how wind energy opponents came together last year to launch efforts to undermine support for the industry.


Thousands more farmers markets will soon take food stamps

The U.S. Department of Agriculture just announced a plan to add as many as 4,000 EBT machines to farmers markets in an effort to help low-income people eat healthier.


Melinda Gates wants family planning back on the global agenda

Can Melinda Gates do for family planning what Al Gore did for climate change? She has decided to make birth control her signature issue.

Smart Grid

Can real-time pricing green the grid? [VIDEO]

To address climate change, don't forget the largest carbon-spewing machine on earth: the U.S. electric grid.