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Politics

The key to turning urban youth into anti-government crusaders? Food trucks

They say the way to a young person's heart is through his stomach, but this one might be a bit of a stretch.

Climate & Energy

Utilities for dummies: How they work and why that needs to change

Utilities are boring and opaque, but central to any clean-energy future. So it's time to demystify them. Here's a plainspoken intro to how they work, and why.

Food

“Miracle garden” brings life, and food, to the urban wasteland

For 25 years, a devoted group of residents has tended a garden in a former dumping ground in East Baltimore. Its chief caretaker calls it "God's little acre."

Climate & Energy

Can we blame climate change for the tornado that took out Moore, Okla.?

Sometimes natural disasters are just that: natural.

Living

Listen to your conscience, Grist readers

We're appealing to your altruistic superego in our quest to collect 2,500 generous gifts of support.

Politics

“If people aren’t pissed off, it ain’t working”: A chat with green billionaire Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer has made waves in climate politics with big money and hard-nosed tactics. Grist chats with him about Keystone, EPA, Obama, and how to win the climate fight.

Climate & Energy

Feeding the trolls: Meeting with a climate denier, face to face

Climate Desk explores who gets to define the truth about climate change in the digital age.

Living

Ask Umbra: Which sunscreen should I use?

A reader wonders how to protect herself from the summer rays without slathering herself in toxic goo. Umbra has her covered.

Climate & Energy

America’s first climate refugees: How climate change eats the Alaskan coast

Climate change has accelerated the normal process of erosion along Alaska's rivers and coasts.