Jess Zimmerman

Jess Zimmerman was the editor of Grist List.

Buy a half-gallon of sugar water at KFC, give a dollar to diabetes research

I honestly didn't believe this one was for real at first. No way even KFC, purveyors of a sandwich that uses fried meat as a …

Buy new sunglasses, save someone’s sight in the developing world

Men and women probably do make passes at people who use their sunglasses purchase to provide someone in the developing world with vision surgery, eye …

Bikes are now the hottest accessory

Bike lanes and bike riders may be controversial, but bikes as an image are marketing gold right now. Want to sell it? Put a bike …

Solar panels to match your couch

Excited about your inevitable solar panels, but concerned they'll clash with your decor? Qsolar has you covered, you fashion victim. Their colored solar panels aren't …

How would Herman Cain solve climate change?

Pizza magnate and Republican presidential contender Herman Cain has unveiled his plan for combating illegal immigration: a 20-foot-tall, barbed-wire-studded, electrified Great Wall of U.S., and …

Could climate change denialism tank the U.S. economy?

Even as South Korea is creating jobs in renewable energy, the U.S. is falling behind in green tech. While other countries are encouraging growth in …

Rick Santorum froths at the mouth about climate change

No way Rick Santorum is going the Mitt Romney route. Everybody knows that believing in global warming is for liberals, rational people, scientists, and other …

Vegan cooking is totally metal

You don't have to go vegan to eat responsibly. But if you want to, you can avoid meat and dairy while still being TOTALLY METAL. …

Which crop is the biggest water hog? (Warning: You’re not gonna like the answer.)

Agriculture is thirsty work. Growing and processing food takes a ton of water, and it's only going to get worse as the world warms. So …

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