Jess Zimmerman

Jess Zimmerman was the editor of Grist List.


Here’s how to travel the entire country without ever getting in a car

This map shows all the intercity transit routes in the U.S.


This newborn two-toed sloth is better than whatever else you were looking at

Just close all your other tabs.


New York wants to get rid of swans because swans are jerks

Should this invasive species get a pass just because it appears on ornate Victorian valentines?


Meet Monsanto’s newest vegetables

They sound like science fiction, but they're based in farming techniques as old as ... well, pretty much as old as civilization.

Climate & Energy

Send this comic to anyone who tells you cold weather disproves global warming

Do you know someone who's all "lol how can there be global warming it's cold?" Send them this comic so they can ignore it.

California’s drought is kind of staggering when seen from space

Enjoy your sunny weather, Californians! Because we are clearly all gonna die.


These beautiful videos show the flight paths of birds as drawings in the sky

It's like that one part in Donnie Darko, except there's no time travel and no incipient mental breakdowns.


This LED billboard is the only way to see the sunrise in smoggy Beijing

The photo looks like something out of Blade Runner.


This is the coolest ice fort we’ve ever seen

The five-foot wall is multicolored and glows from inside.