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Clean coal nonsense: New industry ad claims ‘real environmental progress’

The coal industry has rolled out a new ad trying desperately to paint itself as “clean."


Michigan threatens small farms by calling heritage pigs ‘invasive’

The state recently classified some heritage pigs as "invasive species," which endangers the livelihood of hundreds of small farmers -- and Big Ag could have a hand in it.

Energy Policy

Subsidies 101: A guide to corporate handouts, and why we shouldn’t stand for them

Let's call subsidies what they are: freebies for the richest companies in history. Here are five rules of the road that should be applied to the fossil-fuel industry when it comes to subsidies.

Climate & Energy

Why The Hunger Games is no climate parable: A science fiction pro explains

Author Paolo Bacigalupi (Windup Girl, Ship Breaker) talks about what a real eco-apocalypse looks like and the power of science fiction to inspire a better future.

Energy Policy

Trade in the 20th century electric grid. Don’t trade off local energy

The future of U.S. energy policy is not about trade-offs, but rather a chance to trade in an obsolete paradigm for a local clean energy future.

Wind Power

Blown away: Wind power growing faster than other top electricity sources

Electricity generation from coal and nuclear fell in the last few years, while wind power generation skyrocketed. But policies like the production tax credit are still needed to help wind compete.


FDA to GMO labeling campaign: What million signatures?

Last week, the Just Label It campaign says they turned in 1 million signatures asking the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. The agency says it received a little under 400. What's going on here?

Sustainable Food

Is your favorite restaurant faking organic? There’s only one way to know for sure

How do you know when to trust menus and marketing efforts that promise sustainable fare? One place to start is a certified organic restaurant.

Green Living Tips

Potty talk: How best to green up your bathroom business

Grist’s eco-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, ventures where few have dared to go -- the realm of the porcelain goddess -- and returns with a few tricks you might want to try. But be warned, …