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Climate & Energy

Check out Superstorm Sandy in before-and-after GIFs

Satellite images show just how much some neighborhoods were changed by Hurricane Sandy.

Politics

Meet South Dakota’s surprisingly green Senate candidate

Grist talks to Rick Weiland, a Democrat waging a long-shot campaign. Unlike other Dems in red states, he wants to fight climate change, Keystone XL, and Big Oil.

Business & Technology

You’re supporting China’s dirty habit

Ships will bring your iPhone from China -- and a whole lot of "black carbon" too.

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.

Bitts & Pieces

Watch Mark Bittman talk almond milk, hamburgers, and more

We force New York Times food writer Mark Bittman to choose between almond and dairy milk -- plus other hard calls.

Food

If you don’t kill your own meat, at least watch The Slaughter

A short film about a father and son on a hog farm gets at agriculture's hard trade-offs and everyday traumas.

Food

Food expiration dates are garbage. Here’s a new label that’ll make you think before you toss.

Bump Mark, a new food label made out of gelatin, could substantially reduce the amount of food sent to landfills each year.

Business & Technology

Uber says half its drivers make $90K a year — yeah, right.

The ridesharing company employs some questionable math to calculate the mean income of a NYC UberX driver. Let's run those numbers again.

Politics

Millennials could make a difference on climate, if they voted

A new poll revealed that young people care about reducing carbon emissions, but they're less likely to get out to the polls to vote.

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