Sarah Laskow

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

Living

If we have to build parking garages, we might as well use them for yoga and weddings

This garage treats parking as a luxury. But parking is a luxury, which we're irrationally subsidizing.

Living

Climate change is slowing down our marathon times

The problem: We don't run so well in the heat.

Living

Enterprising thief saws off elephant tusk with a chainsaw

The elephant is one that belonged to Louis XIV, who was king of France until 1715.

Living

Hyper-artisanal food website answers your burning questions about laudanum, hardtack, and butter churns

Are you wondering, "Should I dilute the laudanum before rubbing it on the gums of my caterwauling baby?" Food1852 has got you covered.

Living

Climate change will give more people diarrhea

A study of 30 years of data on diarrhea in Botswana found something pretty gross: As the climate changes, it's probably going to mean that more people contract diarrheal disease.

Living

Australia had to kill a lot of cats to save these tiny marsupials

The government dispatched 3,000 of them over 16 days to keep them the hell away from endangered greater bilbies.

Living

Walmart is ‘crowdsourcing’ by getting customers to make its deliveries

We have a different buzzword for this plan: "cheaping out."

Living

This video of a dolphin carrying her dead baby will make you cry and cry and cry

If you're already having a bad Thursday, DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO.

Business & Technology

These recyclable solar cells are made from trees

When they've outlived their usefulness, just plop the panels in water and the plant-based part will dissolve.

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