Sarah Laskow

Sarah Laskow is a reporter based in New York City who covers environment, energy, and sustainability issues, among other things.

Business & Technology

How Apple Maps could save the planet

When it comes to energy efficiency, Apple Maps blows Google Maps out of the water.

Business & Technology

Look at this f*cking hipster Starbucks

This Starbucks doesn't want to be like other Starbuckses. It's different. It's cool. It dresses better. It listens to better music. And it's totally into locally sourced materials.

Business & Technology

IKEA plans to sell only LED light bulbs

Because IKEA is so fricking ubiquitous, this is actually a big deal.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is going to shrink fish

Instead of “one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish,” we will now have “three-quarters fish and 1.5 fish, red fish, blue fish,” which just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Food

The drought is so bad that the British have to eat ugly vegetables

"Knobbly carrots, wonky spuds, bent courgettes and discoloured cauliflowers" are all on the table.

Food

Homeland Security breaks up cheese-smuggling ring

Cheese is expensive in Canada. Really expensive.

Cities

New York is building the world’s largest ferris wheel in Staten Island

The city has decided to give tourists a reason to stay in the borough for longer than the time it takes to catch the next ferry.

Nazis kidnap Buddha statue from spaaaaaace!

There is an iron Buddha statue, just under 10 inches high, that has now been confirmed to be made from a meteorite

Business & Technology

Climate change means you’re going to have to ski on snow made out of sewage

In the future, all the ski slopes will be doing what Arizona Snowbowl is doing this season: making snow out of sewage effluent.

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