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Fracking operations get even closer to drinking water sources than we thought

A new study reports that oil and gas companies frack at much shallower depths than they want you to know -- and much closer to water you might want to drink some day.

Ants will save the world! Wait, ants?

Ants might be able to speed up carbon dioxide absorption in rocks. Is this a viable way to fight global warming?

Tesla is becoming the 800-pound green jobs gorilla

As states vie for the automaker's new battery factory, it is being showered with tax breaks -- and California is even considering waiving environmental rules.

When climate disaster strikes, just hit the reset button

Video games like the eerie "Mountain" can help explain climate change. But can they make us act before it's game over for real?

Soy vey! Monsanto just lost its GM permit in Mexico

A judge in Mexico has ruled that genetically modified soy presents a danger to bees -- and also to the honey industry.

Rather than killing sharks, this town moves them away from human-infested waters

Recife, Brazil, has taken a shockingly non-hysterical approach to reducing shark attacks. Fly fishers everywhere call it catch-and-release.

We tried to forage dinner from a city park, and here’s what happened

In which the Grist staff learns how to feed ourselves in the most hyper-local, waste-conscious, and resourceful way possible.

This new app may help design bike lanes in Germany

A free app traces cyclists’ routes as they ride onto a single map, intended to help city planners create new bike paths where they're needed most.

When did Republicans start hating green? When it started helping blacks

A new study dates the GOP's distaste for the environment to 1992, just as the country was realizing that policies were steering pollution disproportionately to communities of color and low income.

Weed could be resistant to GMO labeling in Colorado

Colorado is gearing up for a ballot fight on labeling genetically engineered food products. It looks like the initiative doesn't give cannabis a pass.

Harvesting energy from our eyelids? Don’t worry, it’s just art

An industrial designer and artist dreams up a line of devices that could pull energy from the human body.

Fracking wells at the Pittsburgh airport? Sure — what could go wrong?

Real potential for crisis lies in endangering one of the state’s greatest monuments, which can be found opposite the airport TGI Friday's.

Pennsylvania seed-library caper grows loopier

The law used to target a seed library might have a loophole, researchers say -- and there's a lot more we could be doing to promote small-scale seed producers.

Australia responds to shark attacks by … attacking sharks first

Reacting to an uptick in fatal great white shark attacks, the country’s Conservative Party has decided to kill any shark that comes anywhere near the beach.

Public art, environment, history, and the locals all collide in the Anacostia River

Artist Mia Feuer wanted to submerge a gas station in the river, but locals fought back. We unpack all the reasons why.

No solar, please — we’re Florida

The Sunshine State, like many of its southern neighbors, has a long record of putting up barriers to the solar business models that work in other states.

Coffee taste like dirt? That’s because it might be

As climate change makes coffee beans scarcer, some counterfeit producers are already stretching their supplies by adding unsavory fillers.

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