The richest 782 people on the planet could fund a mega-shift to clean energy — and still be billionaires

A new report shows how the .00001 percenters could bring clean power to half the world's populace.

Grounds for Dismissal

Ground or instant coffee: Flavor aside, which is better for the planet?

Sure, you love your artisanal beans -- but could instant coffee be better for the planet? Advice maven Umbra Fisk sniffs around for an answer.


Get ready for the holiday season by making Christmas stockings from old shirts

These homemade stockings will be a cozy addition to your holiday decor.

Climate & Energy

Good news: Big companies are using a record amount of clean energy

Companies like Walmart and General Motors are starting to defect from the fossil fuel-powered electric grid.

Portland ghosts a somber reminder not to text and drive

If ghost bikes can't get the attention of careless drivers, maybe these ghost people will.

Climate & Energy

What’s the status of Obama’s climate legacy?

Watch Grist's Ben Adler on discussing threats to Obama's Clean Power Plan.


Spoof captures how advertisers approach millennials and consumerism

This ad makes fun of throw-away culture with a fake water bottle brand called "Once."

Climate warning labels are coming to gas pumps in one Canadian city

North Vancouver has come up with a way to make gasoline buyers feel super guilty.

Climate & Energy

New tool will scrub the oil off your investments

The Decarbonizer shows what would have happened if you had divested a few years ago.