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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Grist Environmental News

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LIVING

We could listen to this jam ‘Til the Seas Run Dry

Watch an exclusive clip of Dom Flemons of Carolina Chocolate Drops performing at Pickathon.
SEAL OR NO SEAL

Can I reseal my deck without hurting the local waterway?

A reader who lives near Puget Sound wonders how he can tackle a home improvement project with a clean conscience. Advice maven Umbra Fisk lays it on thick.
POLITICS

A climate hawk’s guide to New York’s Democratic debate

We've got you prepared for the climate-related fireworks on Thursday.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

The oil industry knew about climate change before we landed on the moon

The American Petroleum Institute was warned about CO2 in 1968.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Greenland is melting way ahead of schedule

The melt season usually kicks off in May or June. Not April.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

For the 97 billionth time: Yes, there is a 97 percent consensus on climate change

A new meta-study just confirmed what we already knew, but what people like Ted Cruz won't stop denying.
POLITICS

No new lead crises in 5 years? Clinton has a plan

She also has her work cut out for her.
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

More Californians work in “Advanced Energy” jobs than in farming or Hollywood

Wait, what's Advanced Energy?
NEWS

The world’s largest private coal company just went bankrupt

Peabody Energy filed for Chapter 11 protection on Wednesday.

More Posts

CLIMATE & ENERGY

Here’s how to spur more investment in clean energy

The New Climate Economy and the World Bank have a few ideas.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

This Senate race shows how climate action is gaining support in the Midwest

Ohio Democrat Ted Strickland hasn’t always been a friend to the environment, but he’s been getting greener, just like his state and region.
NEWS

Global leaders are very worried about water shortages

We're running out of water, and it's sparking unrest across the world.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

The National Weather Service decides to stop yelling at us

LIGHT RAIN TO GET A LOT LESS TERRIFYING.
POLITICS

Breaking: The climate is changing because a Koch brother said so

Hear that, climate deniers? Daddy is on our side, now.
NEWS

Sarah Palin lends her unblemished reputation to climate denier film

They can keep Palin. We get Nye.
LIVING

This landscape architect is the bra burner of lawn design

Edwina von Gal wants to free your lawn from its corset.
POLITICS

Conservatives love subpoenas about climate change — until they get hit with one themselves

Deniers see what it’s like to be on the wrong end of a government investigation.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Tiny island nations aren’t just going to drown. First they’re going to dry out.

A new study shows that 16 million island residents could face more arid conditions by mid-century.
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT

How tracking poop could help build better communities

The U.S. Census is a slow, constipated process -- could public officials benefit from a quicker approach to counting heads?
CLIMATE & ENERGY

I asked random Swedes to weigh in on American climate change denial

A new app encourages us to "talk about anything" with Sweden. Naturally, we thought of climate change.
A TINE TO REMEMBER

Which disposable utensils are lightest on the land?

A piercing question from Saskatoon: Which disposable utensils have the least impact? Advice maven Umbra Fisk sets the table with an answer you "woodn't" believe.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

What you should know about El Niño and La Niña

El Niño is beginning to wane. So what comes next?
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Does it make sense for climate activists to focus on Clinton’s campaign donors?

Clinton taking money from fossil fuel interests does not directly affect greenhouse gas emissions, but her policies as president would.
NEWS

The planet is a big, wobbly top — and melting ice is changing how it spins

A new study shows how Earth's axis has already shifted, thanks to climate change.