Living

Food

Beer brewers are joining forces to fight fracking

New York craft breweries are worried that fracking could pollute their water and threaten beer production -- so they're speaking out.

Cities

Lessons from the women who are leading the sustainable cities movement

Grist’s assistant editor, Darby Minow Smith, looks back at more than a dozen interviews with urban sustainability directors and reflects on what they -- and all of you -- taught her.

Living

The oldest known wild bird, a 62-year-old albatross, just hatched a miracle baby

A really old albatross had a baby. She will soon be walking around Park Slope with a stroller, looking exhausted.

Article

Eve Ensler connects the dots between violence against women and violence against the planet

The creator of "The Vagina Monologues" wants you to dance to fight violence against women -- and she wants to rein in fossil fuel companies too.

Living

Couchsurfing the continents: On the road with the sharing economy

In which our hero travels to South America with a little money and a lot of luck, and learns about the power of human generosity.

Climate & Energy

Find out which facilities near you are doing the most damage to the climate!

Spoiler: Probably the ones with big smokestacks that generate your electricity.

Politics

Bike bans declared unconstitutional in Colorado, introduced in Missouri

A biking ban in a Colorado town was struck down by the state's Supreme Court. Meanwhile, a Missouri legislator wants to ban bikes from state highways.

Climate & Energy

Want to fight climate change? Don’t work so hard

Get lazy, folks! Working fewer hours could make a significant dent in climate-warming emissions.

Cities

This Mardi Gras, don’t bead off in public

After seeing an oil spill lay waste to the Louisiana coastline, longtime resident Holly Groh hopes to make New Orleans' epic cavalcade of debauchery a bit greener -- and she's starting with the beads.