Gristmill

Politics

Europe’s plastic bag rule is a breath of fresh air

The compromise aims to cut single-use bags by 80 percent.

Take the #2

This poo-powered bus runs on the regular as long as you do

Move over, Popemobile. The poopmobile is heaven scent.

DAY OF THE DUMPS

One man wants us all to sh*t equally. So he started World Toilet Day

You've gotta fight. For your right. To pooooootty.

bar none

We’re eating chocolate faster than we can grow it

Climate change is fueling a global chocolate shortage -- and we aren't helping.

Climate & Energy

Big Oil doesn’t even need Keystone — all the more reason to kill it

The Keystone XL battle is mostly symbolic at this point, which makes winning even more important.

Shrimpercise

What a shrimp treadmill can teach us about science funding

Republicans contend that a shrimp treadmill isn't worth $3 million. They're right: It's priceless. (And only cost $47.)

Food

We’re hooked on this map of industrial fishing

This will make it easier to crack down on boats that are overfishing or illegally fishing in some of the most vulnerable parts of the oceans.

Climate & Energy

The Dark Lord of Coal Country could (finally) spend time behind bars

Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, has been indicted on charges that could land him in jail for 30 years.

Climate & Energy

Phew! Texas textbook publisher ditches climate denial

Pearson, the world's largest education publisher, nixes climate denial from its Texas textbook. Huzzah!

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