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Raccoons occupy a crane in Seattle

Some Bay Area raccoons moved into a crane. They got chased out. Coming soon to a garbage can near you.

Kids concentrate better when they bike to school

Here's a really good argument for improving bike infrastructure.

Are green jobs meant to help the economy or the jobless?

The New York Times and Gawker offer very different takes on the subject.

Ask Umbra: Is my wife’s hair dye hazardous to her health?

A reader is dying to know if his wife’s hair coloring is hurting her. Umbra highlights some of the concerns.

A fracking horror story: Do you know who owns what’s underneath your land?

More and more property owners are discovering what happens when frackers set their sights on underground minerals.

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.

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.

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.

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.