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Meet the drought-stricken communities of California’s San Joaquin Valley

After years of drought and shortsighted land-use planning, the water crisis has intensified for residents in California's self-reliant communities.


Got a date? Take him or her home — in honor of House Republicans

In honor of recreational sex, our chasers for the week are going to be as unreasonably caliente as we can muster.

Climate & Energy

Food company execs want Congress to get off its butt and do something about climate change

The CEOS of Kellogg, General Mills, and eight other companies published a letter calling for action and made a visit to Capitol Hill.


Meet the director of the documentary based on Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything”

Grist chats with Canadian filmmaker Avi Lewis about the project, political manifestos, and the pope.


Obama squanders opportunity to clean up smog and fight climate change

The EPA just tightened its rule on ozone pollution, but not nearly enough.


Does the United Nations’ new global sustainability agenda mean anything for cities?

The U.N.'s new development goals are lofty and ambitious. The devil, as usual, is in the details of the metrics.

Climate & Energy

The Democratic debates should put a big focus on climate change — here’s why

Activists are pushing to make climate a major topic in the Democratic primary debates, and that's a great idea for a number of reasons.

Climate & Energy

Seals are dying en masse off California coast, thank god

Good riddance, seal pups! We're finally exterminating your least favorite mammal.

Climate & Energy

Why is the National Black Chamber of Commerce fighting EPA’s new clean air rules?

A black business leader is accepting money from Big Oil and fighting against clean air.