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Retirement homes open up to college students. Everybody wins

Students live rent-free in a retirement home in the Netherlands in exchange for working with elder residents.

What should I do with my old bathtub?

Umbra advises a landlord whose tenants were tough on their tub -- but the lack of options leaves her fuming.

From the Christian Coalition to climate change: One conservative activist’s story

Michele Combs, founder of Young Conservatives for Energy Reform, is working to engage Republicans on clean energy and climate change.

Retired miners screwed over in coal bankruptcy plan

Guaranteed health benefits for coal miners and their spouses might be used to pay the bills for a bankrupt coal company.

Congress just missed a chance to help hungry kids. Here’s what happened

Advocates are hoping a new school lunch law will include some modest additions to the national programs.

Whole Foods will stop selling food made by prisoners

Two products sold at Whole Foods came under fire for using inmate labor.

Tar-sands oil mining has now come to the U.S.

U.S. Oil Sands has started drilling in Utah -- even though the tar-sands industry in Canada is struggling to make a profit.

Meet the drought-stricken communities of California’s San Joaquin Valley

After years of drought and shortsighted land-use planning, the water crisis has intensified for residents in California's self-reliant communities.

Got a date? Take him or her home — in honor of House Republicans

In honor of recreational sex, our chasers for the week are going to be as unreasonably caliente as we can muster.

Food company execs want Congress to get off its butt and do something about climate change

The CEOS of Kellogg, General Mills, and eight other companies published a letter calling for action and made a visit to Capitol Hill.

Meet the director of the documentary based on Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything”

Grist chats with Canadian filmmaker Avi Lewis about the project, political manifestos, and the pope.

Does the United Nations’ new global sustainability agenda mean anything for cities?

The U.N.'s new development goals are lofty and ambitious. The devil, as usual, is in the details of the metrics.

The Democratic debates should put a big focus on climate change — here’s why

Activists are pushing to make climate a major topic in the Democratic primary debates, and that's a great idea for a number of reasons.

Seals are dying en masse off California coast, thank god

Good riddance, seal pups! We're finally exterminating your least favorite mammal.

Why is the National Black Chamber of Commerce fighting EPA’s new clean air rules?

A black business leader is accepting money from Big Oil and fighting against clean air.

Go on — laugh at this ridiculous video of a black bear eating a kayak

A kayaker had a complete meltdown when a curious bear started messing with her boat.

Dear Neutrogena: You can’t wipe away a drought

Neutrogena's social media campaign says we can save tons of water by using its wipes to wash our faces. Reality is messier than that.

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