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What Trump’s Interior pick means for federal lands and national parks

Ryan Zinke will oversee 500 million acres, or 1/5 of the entire United States.

The long good-bye

In his farewell address, Obama called on Americans to face the facts about climate change.

"Without bolder action, our children won’t have time to debate the existence of climate change; they’ll be busy dealing with its effects."

Playoff Picture

California just drafted Eric Holder to help it win the coming climate-action showdown.

The former U.S. attorney general will help the legislature fight the Trump administration on environmental and other issues.

surprise!

OK, John Kasich did a fine thing for renewables.

Kasich sent a message about Ohio's priorities.

Boy Bye

California is not playing around with climate action.

Astonishingly, Brown found a semi-bright side to the Trump election.

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You’re not gonna use that holiday time off to work out. Read instead.

Our weekly reading picks will give you dinner conversation fodder that isn't totally superficial.

Let's chat

Can we fight poverty without wrecking the climate? Grist’s food writer has a few ideas.

Nathanael Johnson gives us some insight into his latest in-depth series.

Dakota Access

Watch these veterans explain why they went to Standing Rock

“I didn’t go to war three times to see this happen to my own people on my own soil."

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Dark days for the planet, maybe, but a good day for learning about dumplings.

Our weekly roundup of stories that are worth your time.