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Natural gas drilling is causing earthquakes in Europe too

Shell and ExxonMobil ignored for decades that drilling in Europe’s largest gas field was causing quakes.

Happy birthday, Papa Climate Change!

Today is the birthday of Svante Arrhenius, the guy who first figured out that all this fossil fuel burning might screw us over someday.

Baltimore youth get another big win in fight against incinerator

A Baltimore County committee voted to end its contract with the company planning to build a waste-to-energy facility.

Rand Paul is no moderate on climate change

Don't believe the media hype. Paul is right in line with his party on this one.

Now we can watch the oceans acidify in real time

This is a handy new tool for scientists, and a mesmerizing screensaver for the rest of us.

Gentrification might be real, but it’s the least of Chicago’s worries

For Chicago's depressed black neighborhoods, yuppie invasions are more manageable than chronic problems of inequality and ineffective policy.

Understanding Obama’s suckiness on climate

The president has been pretty good about reducing demand for dirty energy, and pretty bad about increasing its supply. Why?

Are all K-Cup-style coffeemakers totally terrible?

A reader wonders whether single-serving coffee can be green. Umbra brews up an answer.

All the best science experiments involve dynamite

Equipped with plenty of dynamite and seismometers, these geologists are major badasses.

New Yorkers’ review of New York is actually a poignant portrait of a city

Whether you're Jay-Z or Taylor Swift, the way you experience New York can change entirely from block to block.

Mounties claim anti-oil activists are a threat to Canada

A classified report from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police warns that the "anti-Canada petroleum movement" contains "militants and violent extremists."

Are shrooms the new pesticide?

Irish scientists have found that a little bit of fungus growing inside barley can protect the plants from pests, disease, and even climate change.

Catholics in 45 countries are fasting for climate action

For Lent, Catholics all over the world are giving up food and carbon-intensive habits to raise awareness for climate change.

Which underwater Boston do you like best?

As rising sea levels begin to threaten to submerge big chunks of the city, Boston holds a contest to spark novel ideas for saving some landmarks.

Who killed the gayborhood? A Grist podcast investigation

Join us as we explore the effects of woo girls and tech money on Seattle's Capitol Hill. Special guests include Dan Savage.

Miami is already sinking under rising sea levels

You don’t have to look 85 years into the future to see what a warming world looks like -- you only need to look as far as Miami.

Britain’s most powerful politicians agree fighting climate change is a jolly good idea

The leaders of the country’s three major parties signed a joint pledge to aggressively fight climate change and phase out the use of coal.

USDA goes FBI on crooks who sell gross meat and run cons on food stamps

Sure, swindles and waste in government support for agriculture are alarming. At least we're catching a lot of them -- and, often, getting the money back.

12 ways you and everyone you know could die

Scientists ranked humanity's worst existential threats, and guess who's at the top of the list? Our old pal, extreme climate change.

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