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Sustainable Farming

Poop dreams: A farmer on why we should care about manure

Waste not, want not: A chat with the author of the No. 1 book on the No. 2 business.

Election 2012

Happy Earth Day, Mitt!

Mitt Romney might be the country's No. 1 brownwasher, trying to cover up past greenery and blend in with the GOP crowd.

Scary Food

Paper asks: Does high-fructose corn syrup contribute to a rise in autism?

New science suggests that the ubiquitous sweetener may interact with environmental factors -- such as exposure to heavy metals and pesticides -- to impact childhood development.


The weirdest, worst PR crap we’ve seen this Earth Day

Earth Day 2012 drops on Sunday, and it's more than just an opportunity to celebrate and protect our fragile blue marble. It's also a chance to shill lots of crappy products and services. Here are …

Business & Technology

Top 10 ways Walmart is failing on sustainability

Walmart recently released a new Global Responsibility Report, but don't believe the hype.

Factory Farms

Maryland blazes the trail to get arsenic out of chicken feed

A new Maryland law will keep arsenic out of chicken feed -- and out of a good portion of the waterways in one of the densest chicken-producing parts of the United States.


The barter economy — coming soon to a backyard near you

Toting a loaf of homemade bread, her boyfriend’s beef jerky, and a couple of bottles of her very own Thunder Sauce, Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, sets off for the neighborhood bartering session.

Sustainable Farming

Milk Not Jails: Building a new urban-rural alliance in New York

A New York grassroots campaign called Milk Not Jails sees supporting small dairy farms -- not building more prisons -- as a path to rural and urban renewal alike.


U.S. cleantech support about to fall off a cliff

Federal funding for clean technology is poised to dry up by the end of 2014. What new and better investments should we be making in cleantech? A new report has some great ideas.