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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Grist Environmental

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New report shows mistreatment of garment workers by familiar brands

Here’s your regular reminder that where you buy your clothes actually matters.

Huge, hurricane-resistant wind turbines could be coming to an ocean near you

Just one of these turbines could generate as much energy as a small power plant.

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop competition lures in smart students with big ideas

More than 100 teams are presenting their pod designs in Texas this weekend. Finalists will compete at SpaceX headquarters later this year.

Jeb Bush pins his hopes for a climate solution on some dude in a garage

Keep hoping, Jeb.

It’s been a crazy week for fights over abortion and sandwiches

One of the most infuriating things a man can say to a woman is “make me a sandwich.” I mean, what even is a sandwich?

We can’t ignore the ugly fact of forced sterilizations in the U.S.

We talked with the filmmaker behind "No Más Bebés," a documentary on the forced sterilization of Latina women at a California hospital in the 1970s.

Garbage-detecting vultures tackle Lima’s trash problem

As the saying goes, the early bird gets la basura.

Most conspiracy theories have one giant problem

People aren't that smart.

Bernie tells it like it is to teenage climate denier

The presidential hopeful did not mince words at a high school in Iowa.

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5 percent of polluters create 90 percent of toxic emissions. Guess where they’re located?

A new study shows "toxic outliers" more likely to be located in communities of color.

When a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s moves in, there goes the neighborhood

Fancy grocery stores drive up housing prices and drive out low-income residents.

What to know about the Zika virus outbreak, El Nino, and climate change

Scientists say a "perfect storm" of biological, economic, and climatic events triggered the epidemic.

Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate to oppose fracking

But even if he made it to the White House, he wouldn't actually be able to stop most of it.

What kind of to-go containers should I use at my new restaurant?

A budding eco-restaurateur wonders what her options are for to-go containers, so advice maven Umbra Fisk pulls up a seat at La Table du Leftovers.

Driverless cars: Utopian idea could lead to commute from Hell

Billions are being invested in autonomous vehicles. But is that a good thing?

Moving to a new city? Now’s the perfect time to upgrade your habits

A new study shows that it might be easier to adopt more eco-friendly habits after a major life transition.

Asian coal plants are causing acid rain in the U.S.

Mercury levels in rainfall are rising in central parts of North America, a new study shows.

Is Obama blocking smart hydropower development?

Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski says the president is standing in the way of fully developing this renewable energy source. Is she right?

It’s not just clean water: Flint’s undocumented immigrants can’t access medical lead testing

English-only materials and ID requirements for lead testing confound one of the most vulnerable populations in a city whose waters are poisoned.

Climate change is about to give these fuzzy creatures a rough wake-up call

Animals that rely on snow to stay warm in the winter are gonna be a lot colder when there's less snow around.

Maps show how sea-level rise will swallow Trump’s properties

Climate change will have a big effect on Donald Trump’s buildings in Florida and Hawaii. Listening now, Donnie Boy?