Grist List

Climate & Energy

Watch this nature doc on the majestic tar-sands pipeline

This spin-off of National Geographic Channel's "Great Migrations" tells the story of an unexpected critter.

Food

Even Hello Kitty is getting into sustainable food

The cartoon cat moves on from homemaking and Ferris wheel-riding to start her own wildly popular organic farm in Hong Kong.

Food

Why essential oils could change factory farming

Chickens might soon blow their paychecks in the "Holistic Healing" aisle at Whole Foods -- just like you!

Business & Technology

These battery-powered trains are almost as magical as the Hogwarts Express

They shuttle Brits 12 miles using only batteries the size of a BIC lighter.

Cities

Overachieving Germans to green the Autobahn

The city of Hamburg plans to bury a section of the Autobahn, and plant a stretch of parks, gardens, and trails on top the tunnel.

Cool Whirl

See your new favorite parts of Earth (and Middle-earth) in 4 minutes

You'll never need to board a carbon-spewing plane again.

Living

A dog learned how to ride the bus, so you are out of excuses

In Seattle, land of a byzantine bus system, even the dogs know how to handle public transit.

Living

Macklemore finds perfect venue: An actual garbage can

Macklemore teams up with Sesame Street for a video about recycling.

Hard out here for a shrimp

Get ready for endlessly gross shrimp, thanks to climate change

According to a new study out of Sweden, ocean acidification is changing how shrimp taste.