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Whitehouse on White House

Climate-hawk senator is “very disappointed” in Obama on Arctic drilling

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse tells Grist what he thinks of the president's climate record. Plus: commentary on Hillary Clinton and the pope.

Business & Technology

Subaru’s new sustainability pledge is pretty weak. Here’s why

Why is a well-managed car company ignoring climate change in favor of outdated marketing?


Think climate change will be good for plants? Think again

Climate change could mean shorter growing seasons and less nutrients for plants.

Climate & Energy

Drought forces cuts to some of California’s oldest water rights

In a step it hasn't taken since the 1970s, the state water board tells key rights holders, including municipalities and water districts, to draw less H2O.

Dino Another Day

In which we talk “Jurassic World,” GMOs, and bad science

The newest "Jurassic Park" movie has has genetically modified monsters, hot dino-wranglers, and a brain the size of a walnut.


Take that, Trans-Pacific Partnership! Enviros celebrate as Obama’s trade agenda takes a blow

The shadowy trade deal hit a huge roadblock as Democrats in the House blocked “fast track” trade promotion authority.

Climate & Energy

The pope’s encyclical now has an epic movie trailer

Does the Holy Father box with Jesus to save the planet? Is the pope Catholic?


Organic farmers: Whole Foods is an unfair grader

Like many certification systems, the Whole Foods ratings have some downsides, and some farmers say the system is costly and flawed.

Frack yes

Mark Ruffalo just won our hearts (again) on the Daily Show

The Grist heartthrob's most recent move: Calling out fracking on The Daily Show.