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Umbra’s second helpings: Making a stink about infrequent showering

A reader wonders if she should make her young sons bathe more frequently. Umbra comes clean.


How environmentalists win

Bashing corporations isn't getting us anywhere. Major environmental reforms won't be achieved without corporate support.

Farm Bill

Stamp of disapproval: House farm bill to gut nutrition program

In its new draft of the farm bill, the House of Representatives is pushing for $16.5 billion in food stamp cuts.

Climate & Energy

Win-win: Ancient fungus that ended coal formation could boost biofuel production

Genomics researchers have stumbled upon an incredible discovery: The same ancestral fungus that ended coal formation millennia ago may now be able to boost bioenergy production.


Let them eat kale: In Harlem, a farm share for the people

In order to get more healthy food to residents of Harlem and the Bronx, Corbin Hill Farm tweaks the community-supported agriculture model to work better for low-income people.


Plucking delicious: Last-minute foraging for a dinner party

Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, picked a foraging theme for a small dinner party with friends. Here's what she cooked up.

Climate & Energy

The future of solar

It'll be a while before we see the final shape of the solar industry, says Michael Liebreich of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.


Community-supported agriculture: Grist readers stand up for local food

Want to know why the local food movement matters to so many? Take a look at these articulate responses to our recent interview with the authors of the "Locavore's Dilemma."

Climate Change

What can our protected places teach us about saving the Arctic?

Protecting the Arctic is one of the great environmental challenges of our age. What lessons can we learn from earlier generations who won protection for the national parks we enjoy today?