Grist List

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.

Business & Technology

Smart pedals help you find your stolen bike

These high-tech pedals alert you if your bike has moved, and tell you where it's gone, via a tracking app on your smartphone.

Hop Dreams

When it comes to naming craft beers, there’s a perfect legal storm a-microbrewin’

There are so many craft beers that microbreweries are now fighting over names.

Food

The new year means more healthy food — and junk food, apparently

While we toss in seaweed chips and gluten-free bread into our shopping carts, we forget to let up on the Cheetos.

Business & Technology

Need to borrow a chainsaw? This app can help

Peerby connects folks in need of bike pumps and folding chairs with the neighbors who have them.