Empty lots plus a passion for nutrition: How a food-stamp-reliant mother of four got into the food-justice movement.
James Lovelock, famous for the Gaia hypothesis, has in recent years been warning that climate change will send us back to the Stone Age. Now he says he was being overly alarmist. Can we all agree to ignore him now?
Is it OK to pee in the shower? Why is recycled toilet paper so scratchy? Do composting toilets smell bad? These, and other urgent questions, answered by Ask Umbra.
What does your favorite wild salmon have to do with a forest in Alaska? Quite a bit, actually.
The paper Grist highlighted constructs a Rube Goldberg-style house of cards that collapses when you take the most basic look at its data and assumptions.
Grist's editor discusses the furor around last week's post about a study that sought to tie the U.S.'s most popular industrial sweetener to increases in autism rates.
Green economy pioneer Van Jones chatted with David Roberts and Grist readers. Check out a replay of the conversation.
For food reformers, little has changed since the "Secret Farm Bill" process was exposed to the public last fall. But now the GOP-led House has turned their attention to food stamps and it remains to be seen whether Congress can agree on a bill in time.
There was a spirited debate on climate change in the Iowa legislature recently. The way the debate unfolded is quite revealing.