Politics

Food

We can feed the world without chopping down more forests

And we should, even if that means -- gasp! -- using synthetic fertilizers.

Politics

Martin O’Malley, long-shot presidential hopeful, is a real climate hawk

In an interview with Grist, the outgoing Maryland governor talks about how to make progress on climate change.

Politics

“We want democracy, but we don’t have the theory or skill to do it”

Filmmaker-author Astra Taylor talks about Occupy, debt relief, why the environmental movement needs organization more than scale, and the nature of democratic change.

Living

A college isn’t green if it’s not safe for women

A student’s open letter to Vassar’s administration, which revealed an utter mishandling of her rape, caught one alumna off guard.

Food

The last holdout among big palm oil businesses joins no-deforestation pledge

That means 96 percent of global palm oil production is now committed to better practices. Next step: making sure the promises are kept.

Food

From Hazard to Flippin, White House promotes local food in awesomely named towns

$800,000 for food-system improvements may be peanuts on a federal scale, but even peanuts can make a difference at the local level.

Climate & Energy

Why climate hawks are on the left, like it or not

Climate change is a global injustice that markets won't solve on their own; it will require government intervention and international cooperation.

Climate & Energy

This guy’s typhoon tweets make the climate crisis urgent, touching, and funny all at once

As Super Typhoon Hagupit bears down on the Philippines, the country's climate commissioner is pleading for action -- and making a few jokes.

Climate & Energy

Dear U.N.: Coal plants don’t count as climate-friendly projects

Japan spent $1 billion building coal plants in Indonesia and claimed it was "climate financing." Green groups are calling bullsh*t and demanding reform.

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