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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!

Food

Is producing more food to feed the world beside the point?

Which should be tackled first: hunger or inequality? Food production or distribution? These chicken-and-egg questions tangle every "feeding the planet" debate.

Living

Ask Umbra: Is the Ice Bucket Challenge a waste of water and money?

A reader wonders how much water has been wasted to raise money for ALS. Umbra says it's a drop in the bucket.

Politics

Why is Environmental Defense Fund spending $1 million to elect Republicans?

The group's campaign arm, EDF Action, is working to elect mildly pro-climate GOP candidates, even though Democrats are greener.

Climate & Energy

Drillers illegally using diesel fuel to frack, report says

An analysis by an environmental group finds hundreds of cases in which drillers used diesel fuel without obtaining permits and sometimes altered records disclosing they had done so.

Politics

Meet the Wisconsin Republicans who love solar

Yes, there are conservatives who support renewable energy in the midwest. However, they do tend to lose primaries.

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