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  1. Billionaires and bacteria are racing to save us from death by fertilizerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | Grist Magazine

    It was January 15, 1881, and the U.S. envoy to Peru had to duck for cover. Bullets whizzed through a suburb of Lima, "pattering thick and fast upon the buildings around us," he later wrote back to Washington, D.C. Christiancy fled, throwing himself over walls and wading through ditches over an eight-mile run as shells from Chilean gunboats exploded around him, until he stumbled into his offices.

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  2. Pruitt's EPA tenure helped sharpen a Trump-era climate strategyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | Grist Magazine

    With coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler stepping in as interim EPA administrator, things probably won't get better for federal environmental policy anytime soon. There's a good chance Wheeler's EPA will have fewer soundproof booths , cheaper pens , and a less-massive security detail .

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  3. San Francisco residents were sure nearby industry was harming their health. They were right.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2018 | Grist Magazine

    For decades, the residents of San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood have sounded the alarm that industry emissions and pollution in their backyard are making them sick. Located right off the Bay in the southeastern corner of the city, the historically black neighborhood has played host to a number of pollution sources over the years.

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  4. Let Michael Pollan be your psychedelic guide to loving our planetRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | Grist Magazine

    The writer Michael Pollan is famous for upending our sense of reality. When he looked at fields of corn, he saw how corn has manipulated us, getting people to spread its genes and create ideal living conditions.

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  5. Meet the 20-year-old Republican with an environmental agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2018 | Grist Magazine

    Benji Backer had just entered hostile territory. But the 20-year old conservative environmentalist walked through the University of California, Berkeley radiating such sunny confidence that he could have powered a solar panel.

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  6. Lyft pledges to cancel out the carbon from your next rideRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | Grist Magazine

    Lyft, the ridesharing technology company, announced yesterday that it's balancing out the carbon emissions from its fleet of drivers by purchasing carbon offsets. Basically, this means the firm will plow some of its revenue into funding projects that reduce greenhouse gases - think: planting trees or investing in wind energy projects - in order to cancel out the emissions from the more-than-a-million rides its app facilitates each day.

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  7. It's time to go nuclear in the fight against climate changeRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2018 | Grist Magazine

    After holding steady for the past three years, global carbon emissions rose in 2017 by an estimated 2 percent. That increase comes amid the largest renewable energy boom in world history. 5 comments

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