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This interactive map shows the toxic sites near you

Find out where every Superfund site in the country is -- and where not to park your Vanagon.


This tractor runs on BS — but it’s the real, eco-friendly deal

Meet the world’s first methane-fueled tractor.


Check out an exclusive clip from Naomi Klein’s new documentary film “This Changes Everything”

Grist brings you a sneak peak at the forthcoming documentary based on Naomi Klein's book.


Think birth control access doesn’t matter to the planet? Watch this

Watch the video above for our explanation of why reproductive rights matter to the planet -- featuring basic kitchen appliances!

Climate & Energy

Could forests store more carbon as the climate warms?

New research suggests yes, but scientists are skeptical.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is making prisons even hotter and more dangerous

As the climate heats up, so do unconstitutional (and sometimes deadly) conditions in overcrowded prisons.


Good news: Global health is actually improving. Huzzah, civilization!

The latest data shows we've made impressive strides on human life expectancy around the world.

Climate & Energy

Shell just abandoned its Arctic drilling plans

The company's exploratory well off the coast of Alaska proved disappointing, so it's pulling out of the region "for the foreseeable future."

Lumen Essence

Can I mix and match different types of eco-friendly lightbulbs?

When a reader wonders whether he has to switch out all the CFL bulbs in his kitchen at once, Umbra sockets it to him.