16 May '18, 11pm

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Rex Tillerson, ex-Secretary of State, has some words for the Trump administration about capital-T Truth. “If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom,” he told the crowd at Virginia Military Institute’s commencement on Wednesday. Well said — but it’s hard to think of a more ironic messenger. As the CEO of the oil company ExxonMobil from 2006 to 2017, Tillerson was involved in some pretty shady truth-concealing around the science of climate change. Dear reader, like what you see here? Keep Grist’s green journalism humming along by supporting us with a donation today. Your gift will help us fight for a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck. Support Grist Between 2008 and 2015, Exxon handed $...

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grist.org 16 May '18, 11pm

Thought the ozone layer was safe? Think again. CFC-11 is an ozone-depleting chemical whose phase out agreed upon in the ’8...

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grist.org 16 May '18, 5pm

For millennia, humans have harnessed rivers, built dams, and dug wells to quench our growing civilization. Now, for the fi...

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grist.org 17 May '18, 9am

Bitcoin’s energy footprint has more than doubled since Grist first wrote about it six months ago. It’s expected to double ...

Climate change, my microbiome, and me

Climate change, my microbiome, and me

grist.org 15 May '18, 6pm

Those of us who believe in climate change (and maybe some who don’t) jokingly blame all kinds of things on it, from flat t...

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grist.org 15 May '18, 7pm

It’s hard to look away from the scandals engulfing EPA chief Scott Pruitt. The guy dined with a cardinal accused of sexual...

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grist.org 11 May '18, 4pm

Anderson Jibas, the mayor of Bikini Atoll, has for years wanted to assert his nation’s financial independence from the Uni...

Utah sobers up from climate denial

Utah sobers up from climate denial

grist.org 18 May '18, 8pm

The flamboyantly conservative state of Utah — home to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, an all-Republican government, and the U...

Look! A federal agency is pushing for urgent climate action.

Look! A federal agency is pushing for urgent cl...

grist.org 10 May '18, 8pm

It’s well-understood at this point that the Trump Administration is no friend to science-based governance . But there’s on...

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Nice article, much appreciated. For the physics aspect of it, I believe you have some misinterpretation of the forces and ...

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grist.org 10 May '18, 11am

Some of our favorite travel destinations are in a bind. Small island nations, like Saint Lucia and Barbados in the Caribbe...

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grist.org 22 May '18, 3pm

In case you couldn’t get enough extreme weather, the next 12 months or so could bring even more scorching temps, punishing...

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grist.org 09 May '18, 9pm

If the last year and a half has been rough for you, just imagine you’re Gina McCarthy, former EPA administrator under Obam...