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Pittsburgh’s kale-lovers crying after another loss to the frackers

Like many well-intentioned things, an organic farm's fight against a natural gas compressor station failed.

Just living close to Walmart makes you fat

A new study finds that people living near big box stores have higher rates of obesity and diabetes. What's the connection? Look at the streets.

How one Pacific Northwest tribe is carving out a resistance to coal — and winning

A Grist fellow visited the Lummi Nation, to find out how the tribe has been able to successfully push back (so far) against Big Coal.

Killing young black men like Michael Brown is unsustainable in every sense of the word

In a world that is heating and cooling at increasingly uncontrollable rates, we need more black youth learning how to work with sustainable technology, and less of them in jail or dead.

There’s oil-by-rail good news, and oil-by-rail bad news

Under new rules, old tank cars won't be ferrying explosive Bakken crude. Instead, they'll carry dirty tar sands crude.

The men of Tinder have some pretty wild thoughts about women and climate change

How else does one deal with the cognitive dissonance of being on a business trip in a place that is notoriously drenched in lust and debauchery?

Thanks to drought, panning for gold is gaining popularity in California

There's a new mini Gold Rush as rivers are drying up and prospectors are moving in.

Your iPhone is about to get (a little) less toxic

The next step in a green direction: The computer giant will prohibit the use of benzene and n-hexane in final assembly of iPhones and iPads.

Texas messes with Texas, pits landowners against pipeline-builders

Texas loves Big Oil, and the state has let companies run pipelines pretty much anywhere. But Texas also loves property holders, and some of them are unhappy.

When it comes to roads and rail, we force government to lie to us

California's high-speed rail is only the latest public megaproject to be stuck in the overpromise-overspend cycle -- because we make it hard for officials to be honest.

Ask Umbra: Is “canned air” bad for the planet?

A reader threatens to use an air duster to clean her office. "Drop the spray can and step away from the computer," says Umbra. "We don't want anyone to get hurt."

Foraged fruit leather is like a Fruit Roll-Up, only with fruit in it

We teach you how to make these treats using little more than foraged berries and the dashboard of your car.

U.S. bikeshares have killed a shocking amount of people

Roughly 23 million bikeshare rides have been taken since 2007, but no one has died and accident rates are low, according to experts.

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?

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