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

The inside story of the campaign that killed Keystone XL

Mark Bittman’s plan to make you fall in love with vegan food

Why you shouldn’t panic about human DNA in veggie dogs

Congress looks increasingly skeptical about GMO labeling

Coal baron Don Blankenship is standing trial after 29 people died in his mine

What a war over oysters in San Francisco tells us about larger farming debates

What America can learn from Germany’s high-speed trains

Restaurants waste tons of food. Donating it could help feed millions of hungry Americans.

People are still living in FEMA’s toxic Katrina trailers — and they likely have no idea

Drought-stricken California farmers can look forward to floods. Then drought. Then floods.

Lab-grown meat could be the future — if we can figure out how to make it not gross

Livestock expert Temple Grandin on what's wrong — and right — with factory farming today

Is there a moral case for eating meat?

Excessive use of antibiotics in livestock is creating huge problems. Here’s how to fix it.

What’s the difference between eating pork belly and puppy belly? Not much.

Can meat ever be environmentally friendly?

Many American cities are smaller than they used to be, so why do they feel so full?

This week, China, Brazil, and the US all unveiled new climate goals

Tent cities: Seattle’s unusual approach to homelessness

Most discussions on climate change ignore these 10 basic facts about human nature

The UN surprises everyone with a breakthrough deal to slow deforestation

Green living is often just for the wealthy. Portland wants to change that.

If you really want to save energy at home, forget about your light switches

It’s official: California farmers volunteer to give up water

This new startup wants to sell you ugly fruit and veggies

How the Bay Area’s last slaughterhouse dodged the ax

California has a real water market — but it’s not exactly liquid

California’s drought isn’t doomsday, but yes, it will change the state

Are marijuana regulations weeding out family farmers?

Farmers have a horrifyingly high suicide rate. These people are trying to change that.

How smartphone apps could help carpooling go mainstream

48 hours that changed the future of the rainforests