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Urban Agriculture

A guide to the sweet and simple life

The creator of the new DIY-themed book "Homesweet Homegrown" shares a few secrets and a recipe.

Green Living Tips

Umbra’s second helpings: Staying green with sunscreen

How can you prevent turning red while staying green? Umbra takes on this burning issue.

Food

Why Bloomberg’s ‘Big Gulp ban’ could be good for New York City

Recent science linking portion size and calorie intake suggests that banning extra large servings of soda might actually keep New Yorkers healthier.

Industrial Agriculture

File under bad idea: G8 asks Big Ag to take the lead in feeding the world

A new study finds that large-scale irrigation is causing more sea-level rise than climate change. And yet the most powerful nations in the world just gave industrial agriculture a big thumbs up.

Cities

Parks and recreation: The best American cities for green spaces

ParkScore measures and ranks the park systems of the country’s 40 largest cities. How does your hometown stack up?

Green Living Tips

Resisting the splurge: The travails of an urban hunter-gatherer

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, quit shopping, cold turkey, for a month. Well, almost. What do you think -- in the No New Stuff challenge, did she pass or fail?

Sustainable Business

Trash talk: A visual tour through the e-waste recycling process

We visit an e-waste collection center and recycling facility to follow deceased gadgets as they go through the stages of reincarnation.

Sustainable Business

Life recycle: How e-waste recycling gives your gadgets a fresh start

A growing number of states are requiring proper disposal of electronics. Here's what you need to know about the e-waste recycling process.

Corn

FDA: High-fructose corn syrup will not be called ‘corn sugar’

The Food and Drug Administration officially rejected the Corn Refiners Association's request to refer to HFCS as the more benign-sounding “corn sugar” in packaged food ingredient lists.