Living

Triumph of the commons

These urban farmers want to feed the whole neighborhood — for free

The Beacon Food Forest plants the heirloom seeds of a real sharing economy.

Food

Should you care about how much water it takes to make your favorite foods?

Grist’s science editor Amelia Urry appeared on MSNBC’s Greenhouse to talk about how our water usage has more to do with food than what comes out of our faucets.

Living

Which tiny house personality are YOU?!

There's no better way to make a major life change than with the world’s most reliable decision-making tool: ONLINE QUIZ!!!

Living

“Gossip Girl” babe will star in new show about North Dakota’s dirty oil boom

Chace Crawford will star as Billy, a "handsome and ambitious born hustler" making his way in fracking country.

ON THE FARM

Exclusive: Let The Black Lillies brighten up your week

Watch and enjoy The Black Lillies' performance of "Annabelle" at last year’s Pickathon.

Living

Can I recycle all these plastic food wrappers?

A reader wonders what to do with the plastic his food comes wrapped in. Umbra says he's bin doing it all wrong.

Living

Karl Ove Knausgaard is just as depressed by empty American consumerism as you are!

In the most recent installment of this series, Knausgaard briefly and grimly decries colonialism -- with some degrowth undertones.

Wolf of Whale Street

Leo DiCaprio gives $50K to help Adrian Grenier find the “Loneliest Whale”

With a big push from noted ocean lover Leo DiCaprio, Adrian Grenier will film his search for the most solitary cetacean in the Pacific.

The dirty side of selling clean energy

Bribing bloggers with free solar panels is apparently a thing now

A marketing consultant tried to get me to write a column about solar startup in exchange for a panel. It didn't work.

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