The landmark trial that could determine who pays to rid America's drinking water of PFAS
Another climate tipping point to worry about: Plankton
Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there — unless you’re a California homeowner
Taking on big coal to protect Navajo water
The global treaty to save the ozone layer has also slowed Arctic ice melt
At last, states reach a Colorado River deal: Pay farmers not to farm
Summer watch list: Climate-conscious movies and TV
Plastic bottles harm human health at every stage of their life cycle
New York’s public housing is sinking — literally
Study: A third of the West's burned forests can be traced to fossil fuel companies
This LA teen is suing her school district — and the USDA — to promote nondairy milk
It's near certain that the next 5 years will be the hottest yet
Boots on the Ground
Near a polluting California port, a teen's path to studying climate health
A simple way to prevent heaps of methane pollution: Composting
Washington state now has the nation’s strongest law against toxic cosmetics
More than 150 countries agree to ban 3 toxic chemicals
Extreme heat will take an unequal toll in tribal jails
A theater kid who decided to take climate stories mainstream
A landmark investigation brings environmental justice to rural Alabama
Despite what you may think, ethanol isn't dead yet
Chile's national lithium strategy raises questions about the environmental and social costs of EVs
The very bad math behind the Colorado River crisis
The Water Brokers
Why this successful climate writer quit to become an electrician
Major hurricanes expected to increase in 2023, researchers forecast
Foraging New York City’s wild, edible margins with Journei Bimwala
Foraging tips from expert and TikTok star Alexis Nikole Nelson
The Supreme Court unleashed a flood of lawsuits against Big Oil
How foraging for edible plants helped me connect with my roots
In 'Cancer Alley,' a teacher called to fight
How a looming El Niño could fuel the spread of infectious disease
A new bill in Oregon could target environmental protesters as terrorists
The first natural-gas ban in the US just got shot down
A toxin banned decades ago is found in one of the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean
In Sweden, a proposed iron mine threatens a World Heritage Site, and the culture that made it
The largest global gathering of Indigenous leaders begins today at the UN. Here’s what you need to know.
Banks with ‘net zero’ pledges are among the top funders of fossil fuels
How the world's favorite conservation model was built on colonial violence
How protecting the Earth became an excuse for murder
Inside climate activists’ uneasy relationship with ‘net-zero’
How climate change is making it easier to hit home runs
EPA announces rules curbing cancer-causing pollution from chemical plants
Study: Even a small increase in pollution raises risk for dementia
What Chicago's new mayor means for environmental justice
From peak to plummet in 15 years: Coal continues its precipitous decline
Radical eco-activists have made it into mainstream fiction. Is reality next?
Biden administration releases road map to scale up nuclear, hydrogen, and energy storage
How climate change made the Mississippi tornadoes more likely
Rising groundwater levels are threatening clean air and water across the country
How the natural gas industry cozies up to utility regulators
A spill outside Philadelphia adds to the growing list of chemical accidents this year
The IPCC says we need to phase down fossil fuels, fast. Here’s how the US could do it.
Does your community have lead in its soil? Here’s what to do.
The Ground Beneath Their Feet
Welcome to Utah, where pipeline protests could now get you at least five years in prison
Immediate action is needed to ensure ‘a livable future for all,’ UN report says
Oscars goody bags contained 'unseemly' gift: certificates for Aboriginal land
The dubious economic calculus behind the Willow project
Rich countries export twice as much plastic waste to the developing world as previously thought
Climate change is supercharging floods and droughts, new research shows
EPA proposes first-ever limits on PFAS in drinking water
Biden approves Willow oil project in Alaska despite campaign pledge
Biden administration pledges $25 million to bring bison back to tribal lands
How Washington raised $300 million for climate action from polluters
An Alabama clean water fund discriminated against Black communities, complaint alleges
The hazards of gas stoves were flagged by the industry — and hidden — 50 years ago
One year in, the toxic legacy of war in Ukraine comes into view
These companies lead the pack of retailers emitting millions of pounds of CO2 through shipping
In a growing petrochemical hub, the East Palestine derailment triggers 'an uneasy feeling'
Indigenous youth occupy Norwegian energy office to protest illegal wind farm
A new alliance for ‘high quality’ carbon removal highlights tensions within the industry
A looming El Niño could give us a preview of life at 1.5C of warming
As Louisiana's coast disappears, its historic communities are disappearing too
Report: World's fossil fuel subsidies surged to $1 trillion after Ukraine invasion
How a Koch-owned chemical plant in Texas gamed the Clean Air Act
'This is absurd': Train cars that derailed in Ohio were labeled non-hazardous
Just how good were Exxon’s climate projections?
Global corporations’ climate pledges are ‘misleading,’ not credible
The ‘Last Ice Area’ is already disappearing
Documents show how a pipeline company paid Minnesota millions to police protests
Biden spotlights climate victories in State of the Union. But where do we go from here?
A major dairy company plans to slash methane emissions — but there’s an elephant in the room
Climate denial campaign goes retro with new textbook
How the Supreme Court could finally force Big Oil to face trial
Exxon reports record profits, doubles down on fossil fuels
EPA issues rare veto, halting Alaska’s Pebble mine
How a defunct Trump policy still threatens Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp
Why Biden's new protections don’t eliminate threats to the Tongass National Forest
Cities + Solutions
A zero emissions future without the mining boom
Britain’s protected natural areas are failing to stop biodiversity loss
What 5,000-year-old skeletons tell us about living with climate change
California's storms are almost over. Its reckoning with flood insurance is about to begin.
Thousands of protestors fought the expansion of a German coal mine – in vain
Methane’s life, death, and secret second life
30x30 is conservation's flashy new goal. Now countries need to figure out what it actually means.
U.S. regulators hinted at a possible ban on gas stoves. The debate boiled over.
To get off fossil fuels, America is going to need a lot more electricians
EPA’s proposed air pollution standards for soot could save thousands of lives
Brazil keeps protecting Indigenous land in the Amazon. It’s not stopping deforestation.
Will California's 'atmospheric river' storms end the drought?
A new EPA proposal is reigniting a debate about what counts as ‘renewable’
Europe kicks off 2023 with a record-setting heat wave
Avatar: The Way of Water or how not to make Indigenous futurism movies
Climate activists are getting disruptive. They don’t expect you to like it.
The case for spending less money on holiday gifts
Heatflation, overshoot, soup throwers: Grist’s picks for words of the year
Amazon’s plastic packaging waste grew 18% in 2021
Strange diseases are spreading in Blackfeet Country. Can dogs track down the culprits?
23 Predictions for 2023
How a new subsidy for 'green hydrogen' could set off a carbon bomb
Wall Street’s biggest names are backing off their climate commitments
African countries are tapping their fossil fuel wealth. Why aren't they getting rich?
Pawpaws, America's latest fruit craze, are being threatened by climate change
A tiny Wisconsin town tried to stop pollution from factory farms. Then it got sued.
Beyond solar: Here's what the clean energy future might look like
Lessons from the World Cup: How a changing climate is changing sports
The fossil fuel origins of 'gaslighting'
As the outdoor industry ditches ‘forever chemicals,’ REI lags behind
Planning your 2023 travel? Skip these places in order to save them
Inside the COP27 fight to get wealthy nations to pay climate reparations
COP27 is over. What did it achieve?
Qatar claims the 2022 FIFA World Cup is carbon neutral. It’s not.
Experts say COP27's ‘plastic waste pyramid’ is focusing on the wrong solution
These 15 meat and dairy companies emit almost as much methane as the EU
It's not just Coke: Corporations have co-opted the UN climate talks
What the midterm elections mean for the climate -- so far
From New York to Texas, climate candidates are gaining momentum in local races
These midterm races could be pivotal for U.S. climate action
Report: 90% of all U.S. coal plants are contaminating groundwater
Adaptation, loss and damage, and African oil: What’s at stake at COP27?
Oregon tried to inform residents about wildfire risk. The backlash was explosive.
Feds to Colorado River states: reduce water usage, or we will do it for you
Democrats passed a climate bill. Why aren't midterm ads touting it?
Report: Global climate ambitions still fall short ahead of COP27
Grist 50 Nominations
The Cochise County Groundwater Wars
380 million tons of plastic are made every year. None of it is truly recyclable.
Congress is spending millions on new air monitors. Will it make a difference?
The West's biggest source of renewable energy depends on water. Will it survive the drought?
Study: Climate anxiety is spreading all over the planet
Will offshore wind bring ‘good-paying, union jobs’? Texas workers aren’t so sure.
Report: Extreme heat will hit urban poor the hardest, worsening inequality
Climate reparations are on the agenda at COP27 — whether wealthy nations like it or not
Hawaii to US Navy: Quit polluting our waters
The world spends billions to ‘protect’ Indigenous land. Only 17% goes to Indigenous peoples.
The 'hurricane tax': How Ian is pushing Florida's home insurance market toward collapse
This storyteller's epic tale of oceanic transformation is also a call to action
As permafrost thaws, a Biden-supported drilling plan is on unstable ground
Hurricane Ian was a powerful storm. Real estate developers made it a catastrophe.
'It makes climate change real': How carbon emissions got rebranded as 'pollution'
As Hurricane Ian makes landfall, Florida faces historic storm surge
'Nature-rinsing': How polluters use the beauty of nature to clean up their image
Flood. Retreat. Repeat.
Fields of Blue
Pets eat a lot of meat. Feeding them insects could lower their carbon pawprint.
The Climate Future Cookbook
The world may have already crossed 5 climate tipping points
In Nevada, a monument to violence built on stolen land
How Democrats came around to cutting taxes to save the climate
Prison air conditioning is coming too slowly for those who need it most
Jackson’s water crisis was triggered by floods and compounded by racism
Friday night fish frys define Wisconsin. What happens when climate change adjusts the menu?
It’s official: California is phasing out gas-powered cars by 2035
People doubt their actions affect climate change. Is that a bad thing?
After FEMA overhaul, hundreds of thousands of Americans are forgoing federal flood insurance
The problem with corporate pledges to protect abortion access and the climate
The temperature threshold the human body can’t survive
Deer are threatening American forests. Is more hunting the solution?
Pipe dreams: Why far-fetched western water projects won’t go away
Even a small rise in temperatures could decimate North American forests
The Joy Issue
How climate change spurs megadroughts
US Senate passes historic climate bill
Humidity, the mosquito, and me
In defense of darkness
How climate change is muting nature’s symphony
Saying goodbye to the dangerous, alluring scent of gasoline
Texas is skirting federal environmental law to push for highway expansion
Pennsylvania just lost a key tool to address it's abandoned oil well problem
Biden calls climate change an ‘emergency,’ but stops short of declaring it
A Native Corporation wants to mine gold on the Kuskokwim River. Alaska Natives say no.
Without Congress, what can Biden do to stem the climate crisis?
Cryptomining uses a ‘disturbing’ amount of energy, lawmakers find
What happened to the 'war on coal' in West Virginia?
Share your kids' creative ideas for the planet!
Five illnesses spreading in a hotter world
Olúfémi O. Táíwò’s theory of everything
Summer has transformed into ‘danger season,’ scientists warn
Meet the group lobbying against climate regulations — using your utility bill
A Texas county wants to punish polluters. The state won’t let it.
Interior Department to phase out single-use plastics on all public lands
When the heat is unbearable but there’s nowhere to go
In Hawaii, youth are suing over climate inaction
What the queer community brings to the fight for climate justice
How outdated zoning codes are fueling the sprawl of e-commerce warehouses
Think climate action is expensive? Inaction could cost $178 trillion.
Summer forecast: Extreme heat with a chance of rolling blackouts
Study: Warming temperatures are eroding our ability to sleep
Jessica Reznicek set fire to Dakota Access Pipeline construction. Is she a terrorist?
This educator designs curricula to make nature inclusive for all kids
What overturning Roe v. Wade means for pregnant people in pollution hotspots
Welcome to the Great Indoors
Community Power New Jersey: Our Streets
The US only recycled about 5% of plastic waste last year
Apple just launched its first self-repair program. Other tech companies are about to follow.
What I learned from pruning Milwaukee’s orphaned fruit trees
Study: Climate change is creating disease hotspots
It’s raining harder than ever. New research says climate change is to blame.
Indigenous leaders convene at UN to push for human rights protections
One activist’s case for creating an ‘Environmental Justice Day’
How rights of nature and wild rice could stop a pipeline
Apply for Grist summer 2022 fellowships
Rich countries are illegally exporting plastic trash to poor countries, data suggests
How a town tethered to coral learned to save its reef — and itself
As utility-scale renewables expand, some Midwest farmers are pushing back
Indigenous people are being killed to ‘protect’ a Congolese park
‘We are at a crossroads’: New IPCC report says it’s fossil fuels or our future
WATCH: The deadly acid refineries are reluctant to quit
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Rappahannock Tribe gets 465 acres of land back on the Chesapeake Bay
Grist 50 2022: Meet the Fixers
Deaths have spiked in this polluted port community. COVID is only part of the story.
A logging loophole is clear-cutting the Tongass National Forest
Lake Powell water crisis is about to be an energy crisis
Jane Fonda’s new climate PAC is taking on fossil fuel-backed politicians
How a breakthrough in geothermal could change our energy grid
How 5G could send weather forecasting back to the 1970s
The Air Force wants to blow up toxic military waste on a beach in Guam
Amazon rainforest is nearing critical ‘tipping point’
Deep-sea mining could begin next year. Here’s why ocean experts are calling for a moratorium.
For mental health, landmark climate report spells disaster
How to Dress for the Planet
Do salmon have rights?
Time is running out to adapt to climate change, new IPCC report says
The environmental costs of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Climate fiction is the future. Write it.
The campus divestment movement has a sophisticated new legal strategy
The Midwest defined itself by its winters. What happens when they disappear?
There are ‘forever chemicals’ in beef now
This iron and water battery could power a more renewable grid
How the view from space might be key to saving the planet
Lessons from New York: What makes a community turn against climate adaptation?
US flood risk is about to explode — but not for the reasons you think
Kanye West and the dark twisted fantasy of shale country chic
Undocumented workers are cleaning up our climate disasters. A new bill would protect them.
Yes, there’s a climate change version of Wordle now
Why doesn’t every big box store have rooftop solar?
Pipelines keep robbing the land long after the bulldozers leave
The What’s Next Issue
Ghosts of Polluters Past
It’s alive: The groundbreaking research on the microbes in wildfire smoke
New official tallies show 2021 was another year of record warming
Coal was dying. Then 2021 happened.
The country’s biggest solar farm is coming to one of the coal-friendliest states
In Michigan, a new housing project shows that sustainable development isn’t only for the rich
New York City bans gas heating and stoves from new buildings
22 Predictions for 2022
Why tornadoes are the hardest disasters to link to climate change
Who gets help after a hurricane or flood? FEMA will start tracking it by race
Black and Latino neighborhoods pay more for energy despite far lower emissions
The best thing my mentor ever taught me
Americans claim to idolize Thanksgiving leftovers. The piles of food waste say otherwise.
Deb Haaland is taking on racist names on federal lands
Biden proposes 20-year drilling ban near sacred Indigenous site
Flint water crisis victims reach $626 million settlement
At COP26, 7 countries initiate the beginning of the end of fossil fuels
20,000 deaths and counting: As mass transit stagnates, US traffic deaths surge
The renewable future is being built on exploitation, too
Report: Poor countries need 5 to 10 times more funding to adapt to climate risks they did not create
In a first, the EPA will regulate methane from existing oil and gas wells
New York rejects two new gas power plants as ‘inconsistent’ with climate law
COP26: Goals, who’s going, and why it matters
Study: Indigenous tribes lost 99% of land to colonization
In Detroit, a push to help Black farmers purchase land
In Chicago, cyclists in Black neighborhoods are over-policed and under-protected
The US was on the verge of passing real climate policy. Then Manchin happened.
Two years and a pandemic later, climate protests return to Washington
Facing floods and fires, undocumented immigrants have nowhere to turn for help
What happened to incarcerated people during Hurricane Ida
Line 5 will cost $41 billion in climate damages
2020 was the deadliest year for environmental activists. Here’s why.
Illinois signs landmark clean energy law
A deadly fungal disease on the rise in the West has experts worried
Study: Indigenous resistance has staved off 25% of U.S. and Canada’s annual emissions
Ida left behind a water crisis in the Gulf
For a livable future, 60% of oil and gas must stay in the ground
How climate change supercharged Hurricane Ida
What does 1.5 degrees of warming really look like?
The Northeast’s hemlock trees face extinction. A tiny fly could save them.
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What happens if you breathe in wildfire smoke?
A Florida city wanted to move away from fossil fuels. The state just made sure it couldn’t.
Traffic collisions disproportionately kill Black Americans
‘A terrible idea:’ Why fire scientists want you to skip the fireworks this Fourth of July
The new frontlines of climate change are everywhere.
Let’s talk about heat waves
Your city is more segregated than it was in 1990, new study shows
This gas utility has agreed to stop building a contentious Brooklyn pipeline — for now
Decades after Watts revolted, the Black neighborhood is being ‘revitalized’ — but the cost is steep
Are white people bad for the environment?
Biden’s offshore wind bonanza is coming to New York and New Jersey
Kamala Harris told migrants ‘do not come’ but didn’t address the biggest cause of displacement
The Line 3 pipeline protests are about much more than climate change
It’s not just your imagination — ticks are out of control this year
How Congress continues to whittle away at a critical environmental policy
How many people has climate change killed already?
Can the ‘right to a healthy environment’ stop Exxon’s expansion in Guyana?
Doctors put a price tag on the annual health impacts of climate change. It’s $820 billion.
After three hurricanes, this Louisiana city faces another weather catastrophe
Study: Climate change to blame for $8 billion of Hurricane Sandy damages
This power plant stopped burning fossil fuels. Then Bitcoin came along.
Rising temperatures could make Michigan the next great wine hub
What do voting restrictions and anti-protest laws have in common?
There’s federal money available to house the homeless. No one’s taking it.
In America’s cities, inequality is engrained in the trees
These 5 people are building the green cities of the future
Is your home in a flood-prone zone? In most states, you won’t find out until after you buy.
‘Climate emergency’: Hawaii is the first state to call it like it is
Biden’s climate mantra? ‘Jobs, jobs, jobs’
Biden’s quiet plan to prepare the U.S. for the health impacts of climate change
AOC’s plan for a 1.5 million-strong Civilian Climate Corps, explained
4 in 10 Americans breathe polluted air, with people of color hit hardest
The 7 climate tipping points that could change the world forever
America’s largest coal miners’ union supports clean energy (with conditions)
Biden wants to build 500,000 EV charging stations. Where will they all go?
Deb Haaland’s top priorities for Interior Department: climate change and environmental justice
America’s biggest jails are frontline environmental justice communities
The Permian Basin is ground zero for a billion-dollar surge of zombie oil wells
The secret ingredient in Paris’ green public housing
Grist 50: 2021
How do we doom the planet? Let Saul Griffith count the ways.
Dr. Robert Bullard, the ‘father of environmental justice,’ is watching the movement grow up
At 19, she’s a veteran activist. Here’s how she’s staying in the fight.
Meteorologist, climate expert, zombie slayer: a Q&A with J. Marshall Shepherd
Stacey Abrams helped Georgia go blue. Now she wants it to go green.
The ageless and arresting activism of Jane Fonda
With a new look, Grist recommits to climate, justice, and solutions
Introducing our star judges for Imagine 2200, Fix’s cli-fi contest
Dying oil companies’ parting gift: millions in cleanup costs
Introducing Imagine 2200: Our new cli-fi contest
The crisis in Texas underscores the deadly risks when the grid goes down
Why France’s new ‘repairability index’ is a big deal
Biden’s Civilian Climate Corps comes straight out of the New Deal
AOC, Sanders, and Blumenauer press Biden to declare a ‘climate emergency’
These flashcards will help you memorize Biden’s climate team
How Donald Trump mastered the art of repeal
Will states use the Capitol riot to crack down on pipeline protests?
Why is cottagecore so white?
Can a city truly be 100% renewable? It’s complicated.
What the Georgia Senate candidates think about climate change
Only 2020 could bring us words like these
Why do I love the mall when I hate consumerism?
Is climate change coming for the Christmas rom-com?
Everything I learned from ‘The O.C.’ in 2020
My Christmassy hometown is looking less and less like a winter wonderland.
21 Predictions for 2021
The buy-nothing gift guide that will get you through 2021
Oil and gas vets want to clean up the industry’s mess, one well at a time
Companies say they are going net-zero. Can we trust them?
Biden won the election. Now can he save the planet?
Biden defeats Trump, ending 4 years of environmental destruction
Temperature Check: What Wakanda can teach us about climate change
4 years of Trump and climate change, in 8 minutes
How to build a greener country in 8 simple steps.
Outside Biden’s town hall, middle school activists demand climate action
An antidote to toxic masculinity: the moss bros of TikTok
It’s been 12 years since debate moderators asked a question about climate change
How did the 2020 wildfire season get so bad?
VOICES: In Louisiana, grief surges with another storm. So does hope.
What’s next for climate and racial justice? Four experts weigh in.
An illustrated guide to police brutality and pollution
How the fossil fuel industry drives climate change and police brutality
Inside the green construction job that workers are dying to leave
What lessons does New Orleans have for coastal cities?
The 2020 hurricane season is tearing through the alphabet at ‘LMNOP’ speed
This Black community can’t escape sugar industry pollution. Even their Florida school district is in on it.
Apple’s Lisa Jackson on leadership, justice, and generations of change
Extreme heat is worse in redlined neighborhoods
Find your flock: A birder and a hiker talk race and equity in the outdoors
Summer vacation is broke. We're fixing it.
Exclusive: Kamala Harris to introduce comprehensive environmental justice bill in Senate
What stands in the way of all those climate plans? The election — and the filibuster.
When it comes to sustainability, the path forward might mean looking back.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez on how to get your friends to care about the climate
These proud LGBTQ adventurers are putting the ‘out’ in outdoors
This federal permit used to fast-track pipelines. Now it’s threatening them.
How will public transit change post-COVID? We had 5 experts weigh in.
Rethinking the role of government with an equity expert
My favorite sustainable clothing brand is racist. What now?
Opinion: If you care about the planet, you must dismantle white supremacy
Supreme Court clears way for Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail
What lockdown? Traffic returns, and so do carbon emissions
What commuting after COVID could look like
Jane Fonda & Jerome Foster II in conversation
Why is everything falling apart in 2020?
Responding to protests, green groups reckon with a racist past
Protests are bringing attention to the ‘everyday violence’ faced by black Americans
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We need more than a coronavirus lockdown to solve climate change
5 experts predict the future of renewable energy amid coronavirus
Coronavirus is coming for wildland firefighters. They’re not ready.
Here’s how coronavirus affected carbon emissions in every state
She puts (robot) eyes on the street to keep people safer
We’re running out of time to flatten the curve — for climate change