What you need to know about Obama’s Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland

The GOP is saying “hell no” to confirming the moderate judge.

Climate & Energy

John Kasich is no better than Donald Trump on climate change

Kasich has a reputation as a moderate. He’s anything but.


A eulogy for Marco Rubio’s political career

Grist bids adieu to the campaign's most lovable robot.


Florida voters care about climate change. Too bad the Republican presidential candidates don’t

More than 80 percent of Floridians accept climate science — including many GOP voters — but that isn't swaying Trump, Rubio, et al.


House Republican introduces resolution to protect … magic

Meet Rep. Pete Sessions, climate-denying magic-lover.

Business & Technology

CDC prevents thousands of foodborne illnesses every year

It also saves millions in medical costs, but we only ever hear about the outbreaks that it doesn't prevent.

Climate & Energy

Clinton backtracks on coal comments after coal lovers throw a fit

The candidate pointed out that coal is in trouble. This did not go over well in coal country.


Obama’s offshore drilling plan mostly a win for environmentalists, with a caveat

The East Coast is closed to drillers. The Arctic remains open.


Could you be Grist’s newest fellow?

Early-career journalists, listen up: It's now time to apply for the Grist fellowship.