Grist List

Cities

Local public library going to shit? Some people are starting their own

New York City libraries are as popular as ever, but they are falling apart. A few New Yorkers are starting libraries their own.

Food

New York’s beloved hot dogs are becoming a lot greener

But not in the way you might expect.

WHY THE SHELL NOT?

White House to Shell: Arctic drilling? Go right ahead

The Obama administration just gave a stamp of approval to Shell's Alaska drilling plan. *facepalm*

Climate & Energy

These composers put climate change across the globe to music

You’ll definitely get goosebumps when you hear the crescendo of climate change across the globe.

Living

Let’s get over the whole “toilet to tap” thing, shall we?

Drinking recycled sewage water could become the new norm in Cali because it just makes sense.

Living

Cops still have no clue how to deal with sexual harassment on public transit

World: Women don't need another reason to feel like their safety in public spaces doesn't matter.

Cities

Here’s the soundtrack to your city

If you, too, have always tried to learn a city to a soundtrack, this map is for you.

what the shell??

Shell’s oil rig is already falling apart — and it hasn’t even left for the Arctic

The Noble Discoverer failed a Coast Guard inspection in Honolulu. So why is it still heading to Seattle?

Good Vibrations

Yes, plants need vibrators, too

Plants, just like your girlfriend, think vibrators are the bees' knees.