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Climate & Energy

Climate and population are linked — but maybe not the way you thought

No, this isn't about blaming people with large families in developing countries -- or blaming anyone at all.

Melting Ice, Melting Hearts

Love letters to Thor, whose things we found in the melting ice

A team of archaeologists in Norway have uncovered a number of artifacts revealed as ancient layers of ice start to melt away.

Business & Technology

Self-destruction genes could keep GMOs from spilling into the wild

Biotech researchers think they've found a way to keep modified genes from escaping into other organisms.

Climate apocalypse or nuclear holocaust?

We only got 3 minutes to save the world

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists ticks its Doomsday Clock closer to midnight.

Climate & Energy

This chart of rising ocean temperatures is terrifying

NOAA's graph can't even handle the ocean's rising temperature ... and neither can we.

ON THE FARM

Exclusive: Mandolin Orange’s intimate “Wake Me” performance at Pickathon

Mandolin Orange gives a stunning performance for Grist's Pickathon On the Farm series.

Living

Where can I find the most eco-friendly surf gear?

A reader wonders if she can hang 10 without leaving the planet in the soup. Umbra steps into the green room.

Climate & Energy

Give us your ideas to switch to renewables fast — because Congress sure won’t

It's big-idea time for OpenIDEO's community-led clean energy challenge.

Happy Developments

Pharrell wants “literally all of humanity to harmonize” on climate change

The hip-hop mogul announced at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos that he and Al Gore are organizing Live Earth: Road to Paris.