Grist staff

Living

Time to go vegetarian: Smugglers caught with 40-year-old meat

China's latest disgusting food scandal gives a whole new meaning to the term "dry-aged beef."

Food

The NSA has a farmers market. What they don’t tell you is [REDACTED]

Farmers have to go through two security clearances and have their wares sniffed by a K-9 unit before setting up shop.

the science of the lambs

Someone accidentally ate a GMO lamb with jellyfish DNA — and nothing happened

It sounds like a setup to a horror movie: A genetically modified glow-in-the-dark lamb was unintentionally sold to a slaughterhouse. But really, NBD.

Climate & Energy

Pope Francis isn’t the only old Catholic who believes in climate change

You might have more in common with your grandpa than you think.

Cities

Seattle drivers get rewarded for not being jerks

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest: Where You Can Be A Baby For Life.

Living

This bodega can’t afford rising rent so it’s throwing an Artisanal Landlord Price Hike Sale

As Jesse's Deli in Brooklyn prepares to close, its neighbors are rallying to save their local convenience store.

Looking on the Blight Side of Things

California is figuring out the whole drought thing for the rest of us

Turns out there's an upside to the ongoing drought in the U.S.

Science

This giant algae bloom is ruining all the clams, making you cry

It's the biggest toxic bloom of its kind in a decade, stretching from Santa Barbara to Alaska. Welcome back to Spoiler Alerts.

Living

We picked 10 badass candidates for the new $10 bill

Because the U.S. Treasury decided that it would be "some lady ... !"