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Posted on on August 31st, 2012
by Pincas Jawetz (


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Romney treats climate as a punchline

In the final speech of the party’s convention, the Republican candidate mocks President Obama’s pledge to deal with climate change.

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Energy and environment in the GOP platform: They said what?

We read the whole 62-page Republican platform so you don’t have to. Here are the good bits, by which we mean the bad bits.

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Guess what’s coming to dinner? The unprocessed food challenge continues

Having sworn off of hot dogs and Doritos, Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, sets out to a backyard barbecue at a friend’s house. Her mission: to pass on the processed foods without coming off as a jerk.

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8-year-old gets rich off whale vomit and decides to open an animal shelter

Charlie Naysmith is the sort of kid who, when he unexpectedly finds a rock-like substance worth tens of thousands of dollars, donates it all to help animals.

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Mr. Rand Paul wants you to be nice to Mr. Exxon Mobil

Mr. Gristmill scoffs, kicks sand in his face.

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Al Gore condemns media for dropping the ball on climate change coverage

The Goracle had some harsh words for the press after its tepid reaction to news of record Arctic ice melt.

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Curtain rises on California’s planned carbon market

From big emitters to tomato tinners, over 100 California businesses got their first taste of cap-and-trade. Here’s how it works.

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