Jess Zimmerman

Jess Zimmerman was the editor of Grist List.

Clean Air

Map shows the worst air in America

The EPA is issuing new regulations for emissions from power plants, and the American Lung Association knows why. This map shows U.S. deaths caused by toxic power plant emissions. If you live in a state …

Food

Monsanto picture book teaches kids about the wonders of biotech

A kids' activity book funded by Monsanto and other biotech firms explains how biotechnology is "a really neat topic [that is] helping to improve the health of the Earth and the people who call it home."

Green Home

Your next house could be made of pot

This North Carolina house is made of eco-friendly hemp-based bricks, and the company that makes them wants to start building a similar house in California. Throw in a natty hemp suit and Cheech and Chong’s …

Living

Ryan Gosling wants you to recycle

Hey girl, are you tired of the Ryan Gosling “hey girl” meme yet? Haha, LIAR. You’re not, and DoSomething.org knows you’re not, and that’s why they’re using Ryan’s handsome mug to get you to recycle.

Animals

Climate change threatens baby seals

You could probably intuit that climate change would threaten seal pups, being as how they’re vulnerable critters who require cold climates. But just in case you had doubts, new research has arrived to tell you …

Food

Here’s how to never get cancer

Over at Jezebel, the inestimable Lindy West has noticed just how many foods, chemicals, and habits are reported give you cancer, and she’s figured out how to dodge them all. She walks us through a …

Election 2012

Obama likes Keystone XL now

Well, that was nice while it lasted. But despite the fact that domestic oil production doesn’t do a dicky bird to bring down gas prices, President Obama is now paying election-year lip service to the …

Climate Skeptics

Tennessee passes anti-climate, anti-evolution ‘education’ bill

The state legislature passed a bill saying that if "science" "teachers" don't personally believe in evolution or climate change, they're free to represent them to students as kooky conjecture.

Sprawl

Plane commutes on the rise

An increasing number of people are commuting to New York jobs from hundreds of miles away or even the other side of the country, according to WNYC’s Transportation Nation. There are about 4,000 regular plane …

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