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Republished content from Grist, an outlet that focuses on sustainability and social justice, about climate, energy, and science.

The exit interview: Ag Secretary Vilsack on Obama’s food legacy

The case for putting people before nature

What the New York Times missed with its big GMO story

The Great Barrier Reef is in real trouble. But it’s way too soon for obituaries.

The US and China just joined the Paris climate deal — making it harder for Donald Trump to scrap it

Why Americans like genetically modified mosquitoes much more than other GMOs

What will happen to Rio’s stadiums after the Olympics end?

Why the heck isn’t drought-stricken California measuring water?

Many young voters don’t see a difference between Clinton and Trump on climate

The ocean is full of treasure — if you know where to look

Dozens of countries still haven’t ratified the Paris climate deal. What’s the holdup?

Our bodies don’t need meat. So why can’t we give it up?

A handful of the world’s coral reefs are actually thriving

Animals to humans: be quiet already

Donald Trump once backed urgent climate action. Wait, what?

Pizzlies, narlugas, and other creatures from our weird changing world

A different way to die: the story of a natural burial

Down with guilt! There are much better ways to get people to care about climate change.

Climatarian, vegavore, reducetarian: why we have so many words for cutting back on meat

Are you ready for goldfish sushi?

The bizarre, complicated world of “organic” weed

The woman who wants to completely reinvent our lawns

These vitamin-fortified bananas might get you thinking differently about GMOs

General Mills is doing GMO labeling, because it’s just easier

Could climate change warnings on gasoline pumps actually work?

Senate moves closer to blocking state GMO labeling

What determines whether people accept climate science? Politics, politics, politics.

Meet the scientist connecting the dots between air pollution and dementia

Is ethanol really worse than gasoline? The debate, revisited.

Opposing ethanol in Iowa used to be the touch of death. Is that still true?

The 7 charts you need to understand California’s water prospects

The EPA says this popular pesticide can hurt bees. Should we still use it?

It’s practically impossible to define “GMOs”

Farming requires less energy than it used to. That's a big deal.

Why the words “loss and damage” are causing such a fuss at the Paris climate talks

Here's a better alternative to GMO labeling

What’s the best way to protect forests? That’s a big question at the Paris climate talks.

Coral reefs are in trouble. Meet the people trying to rebuild them.

Climate change will stress out plants. These scientists think they have a solution.

How California could get smarter about droughts and flooding