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Living

New urban migration patterns shaped by the youngs

As the economy recovers, Americans are finally moving again -- at least the young, urban-bound population.

Cities

Future looks bright for dark skies movement

The future looks bright for a glowing -- er, growing -- global "dark skies" movement.

Living

The gift of garbage: A first-timer tries her hand at ‘upcycling’

Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, dives into her own dumpster and emerges with a veritable craft fair of useful reusables.

Living

How green is LEED anyway?

How green is LEED anyway? A new report from USA Today says, not so much.

Living

Sugary sodas make kids wanna smash

Sugar riot! Harvard study shows a correlation between sweet sodas and violence in kids.

Climate & Energy

Fertilizer companies and climate change are killing the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea has gone dry in the past. It may be on its way to doing so again.

Living

Heritage seed icons bring back pioneer chic

Emilee and Jere Gettle run the largest mail-order heritage seed business in the U.S. -- and have neo-Amish wardrobes straight out of an old Sears catalog.

Climate & Energy

Solar power saves school music program

Solar power has resuscitated a central California school music program.

Living

Cities need to get dense to survive, says Alex Steffen

Anti-urbanists argue that density is pushing low-income people out of cities. Alex Steffen schools them in the basics of supply and demand.