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Climate refugees star in Oscar-nominated ‘Sun Come Up’ [VIDEO]

Photo: Sun Come Up If you’re tracking this year’s green Oscar nominees, another one to watch is Sun Come Up — which could really be …

ASHES TO SPLASHES, DUST TO DUST

Crematorium to heat U.K. swimming pool

An angel just got its water wings.Photo: Tommy KlumkerA town near London plans to warm its new sports center and public pool with heat from …

home is where the start is

Ask Umbra Book Club: Next week the discussion begins about Bill Bryson’s ‘At Home’

Dearest readers, I hope you’re reading this from the warmth of home. If where you are is anywhere like where I am right now, you’re …

flour to the people

How to make sure there will be enough food

We shouldn’t be getting so much of our energy from cornfields.Photo: Ben HusmannToday there are three sources of growing demand for food: population growth; rising …

WHERE’S BILL MURRAY WHEN YOU NEED HIM?

Groundhog Day and climate change: sucky weather for Punxsutawney Phil

We’ll get a tiny shovel for you, Phil.Photo: alemaxaleUpdate: Phil didn’t see his shadow, so supposedly we’re in for a short winter. Thanks, climate change! …

Black swan news

How bullets kill wildlife decades after they’ve been fired

Honker flew the coop and dodged a bullet.Photo: Alan VernonThis piece was written by Bruce Dorminey. At first glance, Crescent Lake, a shallow body abutting …

No business like snow business

Bike plows are the new fixies, but we'll never be as cool as the Danes

Check out these photos and videos of bikes plowing snow and get ready for a hot lump of shame, America ...

No business like snow business

Bike plows are the new fixies, but we’ll never be as cool as the Danes

Check out these photos and videos of bikes plowing snow and get ready for a hot lump of shame, America ...

Populist popcorn

What was the most sustainable cinema at Sundance 2011?

Grist's Jennifer Prediger set out to see some of the most sustainable selections on the silver screen at Sundance last week.