Grist List

The MTA makes subway cars fly

Usually public transit users can take the subway to the Rockawas, but post-Sandy, that's just not happening. The MTA is working on a solution.


If this walrus can do aerobics, what’s your excuse?

He manages to do leg lifts and he doesn't even have legs! That's dedication.

We’ve figured it out: Climate deniers are really just scared of getting headaches

We know math sucks. But did you know thinking about doing it can cause physical pain? Maybe that's why so many people don't want to think about climate science.

This might just be the cutest endangered animal ever

You'd think the cutest endangered animal would have fur, wouldn't you? You'd be wrong.


The coolest ways to charge your phone when you don’t have power

Post-Sandy, our idea of "emergency supplies" might expand beyond canned goods and water to include one of these cell-charging innovations.

New green energy superhero KidWind manages to out-dork Captain Planet

One of the main challenges when you’re trying to change attitudes about the environment -- how do you make it cool to care?

Business & Technology

This company cleans up nuclear waste by turning it into glass

Among all of the terrible ways to get rid of nuclear waste, there's one that stands above the rest for being a little less horrible: turning the radioactive parts into glass, a process called “vitrification.”

Climate scientist: Screw this, I’m going to go make pickles

Is there any job more depressing than climate scientist? It’s no wonder Addie Rose Holland decided to pickle things for a living instead.


Zipcar is half-price today, to help you get to the polls

You need to vote, and if you have to drive to the polling place, so be it. Zipcar will help.