Publication: Grist Magazine

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If oil spills in the Arctic and no one is around to clean it up, does it just stay there?

Shutterstock Who will save them after an oil spill?Oil and shipping companies are salivating as the climate change that they helped cause melts away the ice at the top of the world. Planning and exploration is underway for an Arctic drilling and shipping ... [Published Grist Magazine - 2 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Sword & Plough upcycles military fabric into sleek bags

“Quadruple bottom line” is the trendy phrase du jour. In addition to meaning “one more butt,” it adds purpose to people, planet, and profit.What that actually looks like varies. For bag company Sword & Plough, it means hiring veterans to turn old military ... [Published Grist Magazine - 22 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Apple will now recycle your old products and give you store credit

Forget smashing your old iBook Office Space- style. Just send it back to Apple, and if it isn’t ancient, you could get some sweet sweet store credit. Even if it is ancient, Apple will recycle it for you.Here are the deets from Apple :When you recycle ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

When your produce gets wasted, it’s really a cry for help

When Nick Papadopoulos looked at all the veggies that didn’t sell at the farmers market, he felt terrible. Papadopoulos is general manager of Bloomfield Organics , and he’d seen all the sweat, all the nutrients, all the coaxing and coddling that it had ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

On Earth Day, don’t think of the children | Grist

No one wants their grandkids growing up in an apocalyptic world with soup-thick air and crusty land. Making the abstract idea of climate change more personal and immediate is a good way to make people care … right? But perhaps the “child trope” — “Let’s ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Climate change got you down this Earth Day? Time for a badger mask

It’s not often that any magazine profiles an environmentalist. So when the New York Times Magazine did just that this week, I got excited. Just in time for Earth Day!Setting aside, of course, the uneasiness that I feel about Earth Day. When you are the ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

The secret life of Rust Belt beekeepers

Deep in the defunct industrial zones and backyards of Buffalo, N.Y., there’s a buzz developing – quite literally, in the form of secret beehives. Across the city, a small network of under-the-radar beekeepers has formed. They keep hives in backyards, ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

When it comes to climate change, don’t think of the children

No one wants their grandkids growing up in an apocalyptic world with soup-thick air and crusty land. Making the abstract idea of climate change more personal and immediate is a good way to make people care … right? But as Greg Lusk argues , the “child ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Minnesota can’t say no to coal power, judge rules

Minnesota did something really cool in 2007. As part of its  Next Generation Energy Act , which aimed to reduce per capita fossil fuel use 15 percent by 2015, it effectively barred utilities from buying electricity from any fossil fuel – burning power ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Ukraine belatedly seeks renewable energy as weapon against Russia

It took a military invasion to get Ukrainian leaders to look seriously at renewable energy.Ukraine is buying up as much natural gas as it can from Russia before its military tormentors cut off the spigot. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that his Eastern ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Now available: 29 flavors of open source seeds, sans patents

There’s been an argument going on for at least 100 years over seeds. Should they be free? Or should the people who develop them control, and profit from, their use? If they were shared, we’d have a more fluid development of agricultural technology, because ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

BP claims mission accomplished in Gulf cleanup; Coast Guard begs to differ

BP this week metaphorically hung a “mission accomplished” banner over the Gulf of Mexico ecosystems that it wrecked when the Deepwater Horizon oil well blew up and spewed 200 million gallons of oil in 2010. Funny thing, though: BP isn’t the commander ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 18 2014]

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Sword & Plough upcycles military fabric into sl... [Published Grist Magazine - 22 hours ago]
When your produce gets wasted, it’s really a cr... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 23 2014]
Apple will now recycle your old products and gi... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 22 2014]
On Earth Day, don’t think of the children | Grist [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 22 2014]
The secret life of Rust Belt beekeepers [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 22 2014]
When it comes to climate change, don’t think of... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 22 2014]
Minnesota can’t say no to coal power, judge rules [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 21 2014]
Climate change got you down this Earth Day? Tim... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 21 2014]
Ukraine belatedly seeks renewable energy as wea... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 21 2014]
Now available: 29 flavors of open source seeds,... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 19 2014]
BP claims mission accomplished in Gulf cleanup;... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 18 2014]
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Americans are choosing chihuahuas over children [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 14 2014]
Weather-related blackouts in U.S. doubled in 10... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 11 2014]
The week in GIFs: raising our eyebrows [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 11 2014]
GMO labeling would be outlawed by new bill in C... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 11 2014]
Droughts push beef prices to record highs [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 10 2014]
California’s drought plan will screw the enviro... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 10 2014]
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