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10 New Year’s resolutions for a guilt-free 2015

Here at Grist, we've decided to take our resolutions and our commitment to easing the burden of humanity on our planet seriously. Join us!


From Emma Watson to Interstellar, here’s where the planet had a cameo in 2014

Here are some of our favorite green highlights from this year in the culture at large, from the cinema to the symphony halls.


How environmental justice fared in 2014 — and the outlook for 2015

We reached out to get the thoughts of those on the battlefield fighting for justice to take its rightful, central place in our lives.

Climate & Energy

Is 2015 the year Pope Francis defeats climate change?

The Holy Father will publish an edict on human ecology and address the U.N. in the run-up to Paris 2015 negotiations.

Climate & Energy

Can a commercial development be used to block Big Oil?

Environmental groups are pushing for the rapid development of a $1.3 billion real estate project. Why?

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In the battle of almonds vs. salmon, everyone is a loser

A state law in California requires that in dry times, surfacewater be diverted to save salmon habitats. Almond farmers are not really into that.


How a weirdo city became just like everywhere else

Asheville, N.C., was once the freak capital of the U.S. Panhandling gutter punks were pushed out for pomeranians in handbags.

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14 for ’14: The most popular Grist stories this year

Grist's most popular stories, captured in a hoary list. Enjoy!

Climate & Energy

Watch the year’s biggest climate stories in 2 minutes

A year of extreme weather, climate denial, and some hope.

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