Climate & Energy

Could a giant umbrella made of tiny robots save us from climate chaos?

One scientist is pushing this geoengineering idea.


The story behind Prince’s low-profile generosity to green causes

Environmental justice activist Van Jones helped the musician give to good causes anonymously.


Captain Kirk: Climate change is the biggest threat to Earth

According to William Shatner, “the future is filled with dread."

Business & Technology

You’re more likely to see an oil industry ad than a climate report on CNN

The network recently aired nearly five times more fossil fuel ads than climate coverage.

Hot Water

How can I tell my roommate he takes too many showers?

A reader in California wants to berate his roommate over water usage, but advice maven Umbra Fisk says cooler heads should prevail.


Pasteurized, homogenized, organic, hormone-free: What’s up with your milk?

Here's a basic guide to understanding milk terminology.

Shots and Chasers

Look, bros — we’re as fed up with male birth control options as you are

And yes, we’re still fed up with the state of abortion access, too.


Cheer up! There’s good news to celebrate on Earth Day too.

Celebrate clean energy booms, the Paris climate accord, and more.


Like to laugh? Come to Grist’s comedy night in NYC

May 25 is the Third Annual Grist Comedy Extravaganza.