The story of how lead got in gasoline -- and stayed there for decades -- is endlessly fascinating.
Former HUD bigwig Ron Sims talks about Obama’s urban policies, suburban sprawl, and tackling unemployment and the climate crisis at the same time.
We could be learning a lot from the fight to clean up lead pollution. But we're not.
When Congress passed a nine-month farm bill extension as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations, it disappointed sustainable food advocates around the country.
Grist’s green-living pioneer has spent the past year trying to be a little kinder to the planet. Interested in doing the same? Here are five simple guidelines.
The fiscal deal extends a key tax credit for the wind industry for one year, and changes it in a way that will prod a lot of development in 2013.
Warmer temperatures and less predictable weather can make for confused trees and less fruit. Here's why.
Rescued ducks, a crime scene involving a 3,500-year-old tree, and 40 million McMansions that nobody wants -- these are the things you were reading about last year when you should have been studying up on …
From street artists to Martin Luther King, and gun violence to our odd, sometimes nonsensical obsession with Jane Jacobs -- these are our favorite city-related stories from the past year.