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How much does density really cut down on driving?

The correlation isn't as direct as you might think. But it still points to us needing much denser cities.

Should climate scientists give up flying?

Climate scientists curtailing their air travel would only make a tiny dent in carbon emissions, but a new paper argues they should do it anyway.

Exclusive: Ages and Ages’ ageless “I See More” Pickathon performance

Watch Portland-based pop-rockers, Ages and Ages, belt out their toe-tapping tune, "I See More," at last year's Pickathon.

Making almonds the drought’s scapegoat? That’s nuts

California's water woes have sent waves of guilt through the ranks of almond-eaters, but the real trouble lies with our antiquated, crazy rules for distributing water.

Why women shouldn’t be afraid of walkin’ after midnight

When we talk about sexual assault, we often talk about scary strangers and dangerous cities.

L.A. just called. It says go find another dystopia.

Los Angeles has a new master plan that sets ambitious goals for a more sustainable urban future -- and puts the kibosh on grassy lawns.

There’s an emerging right-wing divide on climate denial. Here’s what it means (and doesn’t)

Establishment Republicans are moving away from denialism, but they’re not about to start promoting climate solutions.

In Chicago, parks are on the upswing

From grand old parks designed by the masters to tiny pocket parks in the barrio, the Windy City is going green.

A Thai activist, reformed investment banker, and feminist beer: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week, our roundup of badass women in the news also includes a marine scientist building a coral sperm bank and a Detroit public schools worker.

Meet the United States of divided climate beliefs

These maps present America as a predictable, confusing, frightening, and utterly fascinating mess. We call her Mavis.

This roadkill map says a lot about California’s drought

A UC Davis researcher, working with citizen scientists, has been tracking flattened animals. Here's what they've learned.

Here’s what it’s like to ride San Francisco’s $6 private bus

Leap has only one route, wood paneling, and iced coffee for $5. It might also make you queasy. Is this the future of commuting?

Tom Steyer launches effort to keep climate deniers out of office

The group intends to show that climate-denying Republican candidates are under the thumbs of major donors like the Koch Brothers.

Duke [Energy] is the real loser

A North Carolina minister just slammed his state's energy monopoly for trying to turn poor people and people of color against solar power.

Fracking is causing Oklahoma’s earthquake “swarm”

But state agencies are ignoring the evidence, and it could cost them.

Climate hawk takes flight

It is with great sadness but also no small degree of pride that we are writing to share the news that David Roberts will be leaving Team Grist.

This startup wants to fight deforestation … with robots

A former NASA engineer launched a new startup that would use drones to plant 1 billion trees a year.

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