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Climate & Energy

The legacy of “An Inconvenient Truth,” explained by 16 really smart people

We asked Annie Leonard, Van Jones, and others to reflect on how "An Inconvenient Truth" changed the game.

Climate & Energy

New documentary gives us an idea of what will survive climate change

Spoiler: Lots of things won’t. But Josh Fox gives us a picture of the human ingenuity that sea level rise can’t conquer.

Climate & Energy

Fighting climate change with Snapchat? Meet the Pacific Islander trying it out.

How one activist is leading a tech revolution for climate justice.

People

Oil and gas workers are 5 times more likely to die on the job

The industry carved out special exemptions from federal safety regulations, and workers are paying for it.

People

A top climate negotiator isn’t stressing out over the future of the Paris agreement

Grist catches up with Todd Stern about why he doesn't wonder, “Oh my God, what if.”

People

Michigan governor attacks PR crisis by drinking Flint water for a month

But he’s only drinking from Flint's tap selectively.

Climate & Energy

Fracking wells released over 5 billion pounds of methane in one year

They released a whole lot of toxic chemicals, too.

Industrial Evolution

This philosopher has a new definition of “nature,” and it includes traffic jams

Koert van Mensvoort's vision of "Next Nature" doesn't distinguish between what's born and what's built.

Industrial Evolution

Are microbes about to remake manufacturing? This synthetic biologist thinks so

Scientists are already using custom-built microbes to make things like perfumes and food additives.