Grist List

Climate & Energy

Watch kids deliver congressional climate deniers’ greatest hits

In this video, actual kids read actual Rand Paul and Michelle Bachmann quotes.

Business & Technology

In the cities of the future, skyscrapers could be made out of wood

A Canadian architect thinks we should build skyscrapers out of wood to save the earth and climate a whole lotta hurt.

Cities

Chicago’s garbage trucks will be rollin’ on volts

Our trash won't be riding dirty for too much longer. North America's first electric garbage truck is rolling through Chicago.

Prost!

Germany kicks our butts, again, at clean energy

The country has hit another renewable energy milestone, sourcing more than a quarter of its electricity from renewables.

Politics

Who cares if your state is being fracked to hell? Let’s talk DRESS SHOPPING!

The GOP is using a tone-deaf, insulting political ad campaign in the Pennsylvania governor's race.

Avocad'oh!

Our guac obsession is hanging Chile out to dry

Drought and water scarcity are making it harder to grow avocados in Chile, a major supplier to the United States during winter months.

Pour A 40

We’ve killed off half the world’s wildlife in 40 years, and I’ve got something in my eye

It's not that half of all vertebrate species have gone extinct -- it's just the population counts that have dropped by 52 percent. Oh, phew.

#WalrusYes

35,000 walruses start their own climate march

Shrinking sea ice forces walruses to flop ashore en masse.

Climate & Energy

The dried-up Aral Sea is now a post-apocalyptic playground

Thanks to drought and Soviet-era waterworks, the Aral Sea is drying up to a crisp. But at least kids have cool shipwrecks to play on!

Got 2.7 seconds?

We've devised the world's shortest survey to find out what kind of actions our readers are taking. You know you want to.

×