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Nothing corporate: Holiday shopping outside the big-box store

An attempt to avoid giving chain-store Christmas gifts kicks off with a weekend craft-fair binge.


Ask Umbra: How to preserve green news

This week, Umbra writes to you for help. We have less than 24 hours to dispatch a despicable plot.


The giving tree: Agroforests can heal food systems and fight climate change

Growing numbers of farmers are using agroforestry -- integrating tree crops and grazing animals -- to create more resilient soil, a diverse range of foods, and even fight climate change.


The Grister who stole Christmas

When one Grist staffer set out to create a low-impact holiday, a national TV news program dubbed him a “Grinch.” But his message seems to have struck a chord.

It takes a village to combat an apocalypse

As any climate realist knows, procrastination will get us nowhere. We only have one more day to reach our goal and just 1,000 more donations to go.

Climate & Energy

Evangelical leader says we need family planning to help fight climate change

Richard Cizik, leader of an evangelical climate campaign, calls for family planning as a way to prevent both abortion and global warming.


Ask Umbra: Reused any good movies lately?

A reader wonders if there’s anything to be done with old movie film. Umbra’s response is worthy of an Oscar.


Surrounded by water on three sides, San Francisco fights to keep climate change at bay

Cities are where the real action is at, says Melanie Nutter. The San Francisco sustainability director works with other cities to stave off the worst effects of climate change.


Shift the gift: Dematerializing the holidays

Introducing our theme for December: how a Grist editor's "no presents this year" letter sparked a wave of holiday-season rethinking.

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