Sarah Laskow

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

Food

The saddest pictures of drought-stressed corn

You’ve likely heard by now that there will be little to no corn this year because the drought is killing all of it. And while …

Business & Technology

We just can’t quit these sustainable cowboys

The myth of the cowboy features a man who loves the land but also freedom. He respects nature, but at the same time, if some …

Food

How to eat a Chick-fil-A sandwich without supporting Chick-fil-A

It's still possible to get your fried chicken sandwich fix and keep your moral principles intact.

Animals

Watch some brave souls rescue baby bears from a dumpster

The basic rule about baby bears is Do Not Go Near Them. Ever. But what do you do if they’re stuck in a garbage can, …

Animals

How many guinea pigs does it take to mow your lawn?

The average American lawn is one-fifth of an acre, or 8,712 square feet. That’s a lot of passes with your push reel mower. Wouldn’t it …

Cities

Edible Bus Stop turns London transit routes into a network of community gardens

Obviously your first thought when you hear “edible bus stop” is “Stay away! It was built by witches!” (No? Just me?) But shockingly, the Edible …

Biking

This amazing lightweight bike is made entirely out of cardboard

The bikes cost about $10 to make and can support up to 300 pounds.

Food

Better than a reusable coffee cup: An edible coffee cup made out of a cookie

It’s all the rage lately to deliver food in edible packaging, because if you eat the container, there’s no waste to dispose of — no …

Business & Technology

Robots could make solar power super cheap

It’s a simple enough robot: an ATV equipped with a robotic arm and few cameras. But it’s already stealing green jobs from humans. Its suction …