Breaking: Portland sustainability chief admits ‘Portlandia’ isn’t really a parody

Sustainability boss Susan Anderson explains how America's green capitol got that way -- and how Portland faces challenges that go beyond making sure the cool kids have enough food trucks.

Umbra’s second helpings: DIY shampoo [VIDEO]

Grist's green advice columnist whips up some recipes for shampoo and conditioner that work just as well as the store-bought stuff -- and double as salad dressing in a pinch.

The ‘sobering’ state of New York: Not enough gas, Staten Island crippled

No gas, a devastated island, and a furor over a long-planned marathon.

My attempt to get through Manhattan, live

In which I attempt to get from upper Manhattan to Brooklyn in a city whose transportation systems are still recovering.

New Jersey is running out of gas

Gasoline has emerged as a critical -- and scarce -- commodity in the wake of Sandy.

In wake of Sandy, media may finally be willing to discuss climate change

The scale and destruction of Hurricane Sandy has made the issue of climate change impossible to ignore by politicians and the media -- even Fox is getting in on the action.

Post-Sandy, bike generators bring joy to NYC in the form of charged gadgets

Bicycle-powered generators are bringing people together and charging up their cell phones on the streets of New York.

Sandy spooks East Coast Halloween

Did Frankenstorm Sandy crush Halloween hopes?

Chinese protesters kill plans for chemical plant expansion

Activists in Ningbo, China, hit the streets and succeeded in scuttling plans to expand a plant that produces the chemical paraxylene, or PX.