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Climate & Energy

Grist’s theme for November: What’s next for the climate?

Introducing: monthly themes! Here's a smattering of the stuff we've got on tap.

Climate & Energy

Climate science is Nate Silver and U.S. politics is Karl Rove

Republicans disregarded Nate Silver and other empiricists, and lost badly. Almost everyone is ignoring the empirical data of climate scientists -- and our losses could be catastrophic.

Climate & Energy

Roll ’em: A dispatch from 350.org’s Do the Math bus

Eight activists, four wifi hotspots, one bus: Trying to jump-start a grassroots fossil-fuel divestiture movement, and seeing some sparks.

Food

Smooth as Silk: How big brands milk small farmers for all they’re worth

Very few companies control most of the food we eat. In this example, we look at the outsized effect the Silk brand has had on the organic soy industry.

Cities

A green Salt Lake City? Thank the Mormon pioneers, says Sustainability Director Vicki Bennett

A forward-thinking mayor and progressive community help the cause, too.

Climate & Energy

Climate and Hurricane Sandy: What’s in a name?

Plumbing the storm's names and nicknames leads to some useful takeaways for communicating about climate change.

Climate & Energy

Climate change made Sandy worse. Period.

One symptom of climate change -- rising sea levels -- made superstorm Sandy directly and unmistakably worse.

Climate & Energy

Does Michigan’s clean-energy loss mean that greens are outgunned at the state level?

Michiganders voted down a requirement for 25 percent clean power by 2025. Blame a torrent of dirty-energy spending, which we'll be seeing more of in the future, says David Roberts.

Food

What we can learn from California’s attempt to label GMOs

The odds of success were long. California's flawed initiative process certainly didn't help.