Grist List

Climate & Energy

Watch Neil Young and Stephen Colbert battle over the Earth — through song

The earth-loving rock legend performs his single about saving the environment with Stephen Colbert, who adds a few new lyrics.

bowl movement

Drop a brick, feel better about the California drought

A witty crowdfunding campaign is hawking water-saving toilet "bricks" for Californians.

Food

Watch Cascadian Farm’s dramatic effort to save the bees

A General Mills-owned company is trying to save the bees -- one flower bomb at a time.

Cities

Meet the mailman who mapped Rio’s slums before Google could

An ex-bodysurfing champ and former census worker is leading a volunteer effort to give slum residents mailing addresses.

What the Frack?

Frackers are dumping toxic waste into California’s groundwater

Billions of gallons of contaminated wastewater are threatening the state's shrinking water supply.

JUST GREEN, BABY

If America cared about the planet as much as the NFL, this is what it would look like

What if people showed the same passion toward environmentalism as they did sports? That's the premise of this hilarious new video.

Practice What You Preach

California officials care about saving water, except when it comes to their begonias

California’s top water bigwigs are good at bending their own rules.

sense & sensibility

Emma Thompson just won our hearts with some straight talk on climate change

Ms. Thompson just came back from a trip to the melting Arctic, and she has some stern words to say about it.

PSL PTSD

Your coffee is about to get a lot more expensive

Suffering Brazilian farmers. The longest coffee slump in five decades. Skyrocketing retail coffee prices. Kind of horrifying, isn't it?

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