Jess Zimmerman

Jess Zimmerman was the editor of Grist List.

  • 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 with a big red circle, …

  • 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.”

  • 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 marijuana-resin car, and you’ve got …

  • 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 knows you’re not, and that’s why they’re using Ryan’s handsome mug to get you to recycle.

  • 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 that yup, Antarctic fur seal …

  • 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 day of her cancer-free lifestyle, …

  • 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 idea of, and I quote, …

  • 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.

  • 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 commuters, accounting for more than …