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Panama Canal to add a lane, massively reduce fuel used for shipping

A century after it opened, the Panama Canal is poised to remake cargo transport once again.

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The federal government wants to pay for your electric bicycle

Electric bikes and electric motorcycles are awesome. They help you go up hills. They help you reach your destination with a minimum of armpit sweat. And they do this while dumping less carbon into atmosphere than their gas-powered equivalents. (Yes, …


At Etsy, even the trash travels by bike

If this were a Portlandia sketch, you’d think it was too unrealistic.


Colorado utility hits high of 57% wind power

Colorado's largest utility broke the national record for most power generated from wind on a day in April. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney still wants to screw the wind industry.

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Got $300? Buy a ride on a six-legged robot named Stompy

Stop fronting: You know perfectly well you want to ditch your car AND your bike and ride around town in a 10-foot, two-ton, six-legged robot. And if you donate to Project Hexapod, the creators of this behemoth (whose name is …


Japan bails out company behind Fukushima meltdown

A trillion yen bailout will allow the power company to clean up its mess. We're sure the Japanese people are thrilled about it.

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Disney’s building France an eco-retreat and we’re jealous

America and Europe may both be full of privileged white people, but nobody would mistake them for being culturally interchangeable. Case in point: In America, Disney makes amusement parks that are better than real life and that allow us to …

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One latte uses as much carbon as an entire year of dicking around on Facebook

As guilty pleasures go, Grist List is officially endorsing Facebook, and not just because it’s great for us when you share our funny-awesome-holyshit-cool stories with all your friends and they click on our site and hooray! No, it’s not our …

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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 pencil-necked hippie tried to tell him how to git along his dogies, he would gently …