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Here’s why a less cloudy future is a big problem

Clouds have a huge impact on the climate, but are hard to predict. Watch our video to learn more about these misunderstood meteorological formations.

Special Report

Coal’s Last Gamble: A choking industry bets on one more big score

Why can't America quit this dirty, doomed fuel?

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A farm and a leg

China’s $450 billion farm plan could determine our fate

That’s a lot of scratch.

Lack of Agency

EPA is breaking its own rules about protecting communities of color

It has a long history of failing to enforce anti-discrimination policies, a new report says.

The long and court of it

Court hears attacks on Obama’s big climate initiative

Now we wait for judges to determine the fate of the Clean Power Plan.

windy business

Offshore wind is finally — finally! — coming to the U.S. Here’s what you need to know.

Grist talks to the CEO of Deepwater Wind, the first company to build an offshore wind farm in the United States.

Uncivil union

Big Labor has an identity crisis, and its name is Dakota Access

The AFL-CIO’s president threw his support behind the pipeline, dividing the country’s biggest union federation.

In the zone

Obama pushes to make cities denser and more affordable

Too bad a president has very little power to make that happen.

Move along, nothing to see here

Climate change got 82 seconds in the presidential debate

How does that compare to debates past? We ran the numbers.

Debate Fallout

Trump shows us what happens to a climate denier in denial

All those times I said it was a hoax? JK!

Opinion

President Obama should listen to the indigenous people fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline

We are in the midst of one of the most historically important indigenous unity events in history.

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