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Here are our reading recs to kick off six months of hibernation.

If you’re not planning to move your body for the foreseeable future, might as well keep the brain limber.

Detox

Farmworkers demand ban on a toxic pesticide.

The EPA is considering whether to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, an insect killer that can cause serious damage to human health.

the steaks have never been higher

Grass-fed beef sales jumped 40 percent in 2015.

People bought a lot more grass-fed beef last year. The climate implications are ... uncertain.

FALL IS LOST

How climate change is screwing up your favorite season

Enjoy the autumn while it lasts.

Swamp Things

You may be familiar with food deserts, but have you heard of a food swamp?

Beverly Grant of Mo Betta Green MarketPlace in Denver explains the difference between a food swamp and a food oasis.

green thumb

Lawns are for suckers. Plant a garden — for the climate!

A new study finds home gardening could make major contributions to fighting climate change.

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Grist is looking for an editorial fellow, a justice fellow, and a video fellow. Apply today!

bog down

The fires of Indonesia aren’t just killing the planet; they’re killing people.

Smoke from the 2015 fires killed over 100,000 people.

merry-go-roundup

EPA weighs in on the cancer risks of controversial pesticide.

The agency found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, likely doesn't cause cancer.