Living

A Fit of Peak

Is charging my phone at night a smooth environmental move?

When a reader in Connecticut wonders whether it matters what time of day he charges his laptop and phone, advice maven Umbra Fisk powers up a nerd-tastic response.

Fossil-free at last

What happens when an NAACP leader becomes a climate activist? Some really cool stuff

Kathy Egland, longtime civil rights campaigner, has helped to clean up coal pollution, encourage solar, and prepare communities for disasters.

Food

This Chipotle conspiracy theory is the craziest thing we’ve read all day

Welcome to the internet, where you can say anything.

Living

Should we feel guilty for watching the Super Bowl?

The Grist staff weighs in on whether they will or won't be watching the big game.

Living

Which is worse for women, alcohol or patronizing health advice?

Sadly, the new CDC recommendations aren't even the most frustrating piece of reproductive health news this week.

Obama wants to tax Big Oil and spend the money on green transportation projects

The president is proposing a $10 per barrel oil “fee” and would spend the proceeds on subways, trains, and self-driving cars.

Politics

A movement to make Trump Park great again — by renaming it for Pete Seeger

A petition to rename the park for the beloved folk singer gathers steam.

Living

The X-Files, conspiracy theories, and the ‘90s: The inconvenient truth is out there

The new X-Files reboot weaves climate change into its dark web of conspiracy-theory thinking.

I Don't Mean to Nag

Should I buy a horsehair mattress?

Let's face it, mattress shopping sucks. But are some options greener than others? Advice maven Umbra Fisk lays down a few important truths.