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Frackers are sending sludge to the Mitten State

High radiation levels mean there aren't many places you can dump your Marcellus Shale fracking waste. Michigan, residents discover, is one of them.

Just say no

Another coal export terminal bites the dust

Oregon has rejected plans for a coal export project along the Columbia River -- just the latest sign of the coal industry's decline.

Whoah, Nice Marmot

This marmot wants to make out with you because of climate change

Featuring steamy lines from "nature's pickup artists."

Cities

Why Michael Brown had the right to stand his ground

Black people are tired of moving -- tired of being told where they can live, work, play, swim and even where they can walk.

Houston, we have a problem

Joel Kotkin thinks you want to live in Houston. Here’s why you don’t.

Even many of the Americans who want to live in a single-family home would prefer that home to be in walkable neighborhood near transit.

Bone Dry

California cemeteries dig deep to save water

Amid ongoing drought, cemeteries turn to grass alternatives to conserve water.

Climate & Energy

Thousands of birds are igniting mid-air. What’s solar got to do with it?

The world's largest solar thermal power plant is under fire for its potentially catastrophic impact on local birds.

THE FAB THREE

Here’s what Grist’s first fellows learned about journalism (and mac & cheese)

Back in February Grist added three journalism fellows. Their terms just ended -- and we couldn't be happier with the results.

Food

These folks feed their family with a garden in their swimming pool — and you can, too

Dennis and Danielle McClung have turned a broken swimming pool into a self-contained ecosystem that pumps out veggies and fish. Beat that!

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