‘Nature-rinsing’: How polluters use the beauty of nature to clean up their image

‘Nature-rinsing’: How polluters use the beauty of nature to clean up their image

Ever wonder why ads show SUVs dashing through the forest?Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

In Oregon, farmers are revamping century-old irrigation canals to stem water loss

In Oregon, farmers are revamping century-old irrigation canals to stem water loss

Converting irrigation ditches into pipelines can save water — and create a new source of renewable energy.Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

Drake’s private jet shows the climate impact of the influencer economy

Drake’s private jet shows the climate impact of the influencer economy

The rapper’s Boeing 767 was a gift from a Canadian cargo airline. Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

Does planting trees actually help the climate? Here’s what we know.

Does planting trees actually help the climate? Here’s what we know.

Trees are great at capturing warming gases, but mass-planting efforts tell a tricky story.   Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

Redistricting could make it harder for tribes to protect the environment

Redistricting could make it harder for tribes to protect the environment

Indigenous leaders worry redistricting will lead to more disenfranchisement and environmental issues. Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

The census undercounted people of color. Here’s what that means for environmental justice.

The census undercounted people of color. Here’s what that means for environmental justice.

Even minor census undercounts could have substantial knock-on effects and deprive needy communities of investment and representation. Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

Can cloud seeding help quench the thirst of the US West?

Can cloud seeding help quench the thirst of the US West?

In the midst of a historic megadrought, states in the American West are embracing cloud seeding to increase snow and rainfall. Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

Falconry’s influence on conservation practices

Falconry’s influence on conservation practices

The ancient sport is deeply intertwined with modern-day raptor conservation. Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

Colorado has an abandoned oil well problem. Now it’s asking drillers to pay up.

Colorado’s new oil and gas bonding rules ask for hundreds of thousands of additional dollars — but still might not cover all potential costs. Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

Time is running out to adapt to climate change, new IPCC report says

Time is running out to adapt to climate change, new IPCC report says

Region by region, the analysis describes “widespread, pervasive impacts” to ecosystems, people, settlements, and infrastructure. Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…