Yolanda Crous

Yolanda Crous is a Grist contributing writer based in Santa Barbara, Calif.

I don't think they're ready for this jellyfish

Sea-dweller stops McConaughey in his tracks

The recent discovery of Irukundi jellyfish off the coast of Fraser Island, Australia, has stopped production of Fool's Gold, a sure-to-be-Oscar-contender starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. The teensy-tiny toxic creatures ("no larger than a …

It sure is sexy being green

… especially at an auto show

Possibly in an attempt to convince attendees that a green auto show actually can be sexy, the UK's Eden Project named their eco-car fiesta -- wait for it -- "the Sexy Green Auto Show." Luckily …

Light for your rights

So last week, my roommates were out of town. And just before they left, one of their cars was broken into and slightly trashed. Alas, this simple act of vandalism has ushered in a new …

Funny ha-ha and funny peculiar/terrifying

It’s

Oh, dear. This video is HIGH-larious. And at the same time utterly, utterly depressing. Without further ado: "What We Call the News."

Great Britain

Way to channel that consumerism!

Jane Austen. Monty Python. Ricky Gervais. My Anglophilia runs amok, people. And it just spiked again. According to easier.com, 25 percent of British motorists are planning on buying a car in the coming year -- …

Pangea's labyrinth

Great finds in the search for green cosmetics

I smell yummy. Very very yummy. So yummy, in fact, that my roommate's dog just tried to lick all the yumminess off my face. Still, even that salivary interlude couldn't kill my French Rosemary With …

How deep is Gore love?

That Al Gore. Such a busy guy. Apparently, in between getting nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, stealing the show at the Oscars, and testifying before Congress, he's found time to heal a former Beatle's …

A bad pap

Yet another reason for your bile to rise when you hear the word "paparazzi": their choice in vehicles. Check out this impressive (or should I say unimpressive?) lineup of pap-owned SUVs parked in front of …

Julia styles

Julia Roberts greens up

Nothing like another child on the way to get a gal thinking about the health of the planet. Apparently, Julia Roberts, who's preggo again, is planning to green up her Malibu abode with some solar …