There’s a scary amount of plastic in the ocean. Here’s who put it there

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Can movies slow mass extinction? This filmmaker thinks so

We talked to Oscar-winning documentarian Louie Psihoyos about how our tech-obsession might help save disappearing species, even if it's also killing them.


Watch our hilarious Valentine’s Day video for a lil green dating advice

Grist's resident relationship counselor sat down with three well-meaning lovebirds who just want to up their sustainability game this year.

Grist is looking for the fall 2015 class of fellows

Are you an early-career journalist, storyteller, or multimedia wiz who digs what we do? Then Grist wants you!

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This supermarket sells your food waste back to you in raccoon form

Not only is raccoon meat perfectly legal in California, it's also a brilliant way to reduce food waste.


These Valentine’s Day cards will show you care and cost you nothing

"My love is like a summer's day" -- rapidly warming, thanks to climate change.

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Meet the man who tackles our fears with stick figures

Professor Andrew Maynard tackles Ebola, e-cigs, green potato chips, and more in his lovable YouTube series Risk Bites.


Exclusive: Mac DeMarco performs “Salad Days” with a little help from his friends

Watch an acoustic version of Canadian indie-rocker Mac DeMarco's song "Salad Days."

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Are there any eco-friendly credit card companies?

A reader discovers that his credit card company is funding dirty energy. Umbra looks out for the planet's best interest.

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