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Cities

Facebook for cities: A social network for building better neighborhoods

Neighborland, an online platform born from an experiment in street art, helps residents cook up smart ideas for improving their communities, then gives those ideas wings.

Fossil Fuels

Obama ad ties Mitt Romney to Big Oil’s gas-price attacks

The Obama campaign is acting as if it is already in a general-election fight, against a Big Oil-Mitt Romney ticket.

Locavore

Glean unto others: Ending hunger with foraged foods

Fruit and vegetable gleaning isn't just for nature-curious hipsters. It's also a great way to get fresh food in the hands of those with less access.

Green Jobs

Everything that is good for the environment is a job

Solar panels don’t put themselves up. Houses don’t retrofit themselves. Farmers markets don’t run themselves. Green projects could give the economy a major boost, Van Jones argues in his new book.

Scary Food

Industrial poultry about to get even crappier — literally

What will happen if USDA inspectors leave big poultry processors to "self-regulate"? The result could be worse than pink slime.

Inside Grist

We lost, we laughed, we cried: An April Fools’ post mortem

Are some issues too important to poke fun at? Is nothing sacred? Oh, get serious: Laughter saves lives. It certainly won't sink the climate movement.

Election 2012

Romney supported cap-and-trade in 2003 as a way to combat climate change

To add to the growing list of Mitt Romney's flip-flops on energy and climate, in 2003 he called cap-and-trade "an effective approach" to mitigating climate change.

Media

April fooled? Spot the real news among made-up stories

It gets harder each year to distinguish between bizarre true stories that land on April 1 and genuine leg-pulling. Here are our favorite gags from this year — plus a few legit stories. See if you can find the fakers.

HEAT stroke: House energy action plan reads like a bad April Fools’ joke

With its latest energy action plan basically a how-to for warming the planet, the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) lives up to its name. We wish it were still April 1.