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Geoengineering expert: Tinkering with climate is tempting, also ‘kind of insane’

Re-engineering the climate is often dismissed as quackery, but will desperation and runaway warming drive us to it? Granger Morgan thinks it might.


What does obesity have to do with climate change? Plenty, say some scientists

A less stable climate will likely cause food prices to spike, and that could mean more of us in the developed world will be eating highly processed, fattening foods.


In Boston, battling for bikes with (gasp!) civility and kindness

Jackie Douglas is crusading to make Beantown’s streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists, but you won’t hear her calling names.


Van Jones on Obama: Climate will be ‘the issue he’s judged on’

The president's former green jobs czar thinks growing public concern over climate change obligates Obama to take leadership on the issue.


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.