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Climate Change

Triumph, tragedy, and climate change: ‘The Island President’

A new documentary follows former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed in his efforts to tackle climate change.

Food

The big blue: Can deepwater fish farming be sustainable?

An experimental fish farm floating off the Big Island of Hawaii has the whole world watching.

Oil

Texas landowner calls out Obama on Keystone XL fast-tracking

President Obama called for an expedited approval of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. Meet a property owner whose land would be split in half.

Climate & Energy

The new Climate Desk: Getting hotter

The Climate Desk collaborators -- Grist is one -- unveil a spiffy new website and welcome the Guardian into their ranks.

Locavore

New film looks at eating and growing local food in Alabama

The filmmaker behind Eating Alabama talks about industrial chicken farming, rural food access, and what it will take to create a local food economy in the deep South.

Election 2012

About that record-breaking dead heat in Illinois (no, not the polls)

Extremes like Chicago's freak March heat wave will be the new normal for a warming planet. But don't expect to hear about that from our presidential candidates.

Inside Grist

Help Grist build a Fast Green News Machine

We're planning a neat experiment in real-time news aggregation and cyborg journalism. But we can't do it without you!

Media

Mr. Daisey and the fact factory

Mike Daisey's lies about Apple on This American Life don't only hurt him, they hurt the workers he aimed to help -- and teach us a big lesson about truth and trust.

Food

Meet Tracie McMillan, ‘overeducated’ food justice writer

The food reporter talks about her new book, working in farm fields and Walmart, and the recent attention she's received from Rush Limbaugh.