Darby Minow Smith

Darby Minow Smith is Grist's assistant managing editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Living

Why R.E.M. made the most politically important album of all time

I thought that I heard you laughing, but here's why you should take that bold claim seriously.

Climate & Energy

Straussed out? Listen to wind turbine version of Blue Danube

Siemens commissioned the windy version of Blue Danube Waltz to celebrate its 448-turbine wind farm.

Dogg Eat Dogg world

Allow Snoop Dogg to show you the horrifying wonders of Plizzanet Earth

First up: the great white shark. Or, as Snoop puts it: "Damn, he didn't even chew BLEEEEEP he just swallowed. That's coldblooded, man."

Booze clues

Watch this adorable climate scientist explain sea-level rise with a gin & tonic

Do not try this at home (adding salt to a beautiful gin & tonic, that is).

Living

Earth Ball: So much fun, you’ll want to destroy the planet twice!

Kids hit Earth pinatas and spill oil on the Antarctic in this funny and too-real video.

Put down the kale and step away

Relax, everyone: We’re not about to run out of kale

Does the media have you worried about the coming kalepocalypse? Take a deep breath and gulp of that green juice, and read this.

Living

This little fox loves transit. Should we tell him he just missed his stop?

Despite the fact that the bus was empty, the fox only took up one seat. If only all encroaching wildlife (including humans) were so polite.

Slow your roll

Stephen Colbert can’t wait to belch exhaust all over bicyclists & hybrid cars

"Rolling coal isn't just a smoke-belching public nuisance," says Stephen Colbert. "It's a smoke-belching public message."

Living

Good riddance, ocean, you were terrifying and gross anyway

Parasitic isopods? Blobfish? Deep-sea vampire squid? Don't let the Great Pacific Garbage Patch hit you on the way out, ocean.

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