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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 affluence and the associated jump in meat, milk, and egg …

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! “Groundhog Day is a lot like a rock concert, but …

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 a cornfield in upper Snohomish County, Wash., would appear to …

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.

WHO PUTS THEIR DOG ON A POLE LIKE A STRIPPER?

'Portlandia' recap: A song for Portland

This week on Portlandia: rights for dogs and bikers!

WHO PUTS THEIR DOG ON A POLE LIKE A STRIPPER?

‘Portlandia’ recap: A song for Portland

This week on Portlandia: rights for dogs and bikers!

smarty pants

Your pants are an eco-abomination — here's how to lessen their impact

Between cotton growing, manufacturing, and laundry, a pair of jeans can use up almost 3,500 liters of water over its lifetime. What can you do to mitigate the damage, while still covering your unmentionables in …