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California’s carbon market is leaking

Recent changes to the rules of California's carbon market threaten to allow substantial "leakage," which would merely shuffle emissions, not eliminate them. This is a Bad Thing.

Food

Millennials, Monsanto wants to be your hipster friend

Monsanto's "Director of Millennial Engagement" studied a handlebar-mustached salesman to learn all about you.

Politics

Watch Jon Stewart’s hilarious takedown of a Koch ad

Meet the next generation of robber barons, the Koch brothers.

I Want Candy

Yes, candy is evil, but denying yourself on Halloween will only make you healthy and boring

A Gristory of candy love and hate.

Living

Is carving jack-o-lanterns wasteful?

A reader is scared about the wasteful side of Halloween. Umbra carves out an answer.

Cities

China’s latest fashion craze: Smog masks

Air pollution in China is a national problem -- but that's not stopping the fashion industry from glammin' up the protective gear!

Food

The New Yorker food issue, ranked by kale factor

To assess this particular Moment in Food, there is no better gauge than counting the number of times a writer mentions kale.

Stock Plot

How to eat local during the zombie apocalypse

Hope you're planning to stock that bunker with some home-canned local goodies!

SCHOOLED

Why climate rap actually improves the dreaded school assembly

For the past five years, the Alliance for Climate Education has been schooling kids on climate change. A new study says it's working.

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