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Climate & Energy

The Tom Steyer campaigns you haven’t heard about yet

The political moneyman and climate activist is spending big to put Democrats in control of key state legislatures.

Grumpier old men

The Weather Channel founder is the climate-denying grandpa you never had

John Coleman is a climate denier, The Weather Channel co-founder, and a serious grumpus.

Cities

In the fight for bike-safe streets, we’ll need everyone to join the ride

A new "bike equity" report by the League of American Bicyclists shows off diversity in bike advocacy.

Business & Technology

Surprise: Biodegradable plastic bags usually aren’t

"Oxodegradable" is the latest iffy marketing term for plastic bags.

Business & Technology

These wearable air monitors fight pollution from the streets

The AirBeam promises to let you measure the air pollution you breathe while walking around your city.

shrimply appalling

Sorry, but your shrimp platter didn’t come from the Gulf

More than a third of shrimp in the U.S. are mislabeled. Guess you can feel extra bad about those Endless Shrimp this year.

I Want Candy

Yes, candy is evil, but denying yourself on Halloween will only make you healthy and boring

A Gristory of candy love and hate.

SCHOOLED

Why climate rap actually improves the dreaded school assembly

For the past five years, the Alliance for Climate Education has been schooling kids on climate change. A new study says it's working.

Climate & Energy

What you need to know about the next big climate report

The latest report from the IPCC is due out Sunday -- and it’s expected to use scarier language than the previous installments.

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