Grist List

Bite your nails, then cry like an infant as conservationists rescue a baby elephant from a well

Clear your schedule. This one is going to keep you and your feelings busy for a while.

Entirely vegetarian cheeseburger is made out of leaves

Technically it's not edible. But it's really pretty!


They’re giving away free trees to plant in Philly!

Two per household. And you have to own the house, and plant it on your property, not the sidewalk. Those are the rules. Go for it.

Stopping the next great extinction could cost just $11.42 per person per year

This is according to a new study in Science, which estimates that it would cost $80 billion per year to stop extinction.

Devoted under-consumer feeds her friends a meal made of trash

A woman on the TLC show Extreme Cheapskates gave her friends a dinner picked from the trash. Uh ... check please?


Giant monster sushi is as big as your head

These are not "sustainable food," to say the least.

This video of a rude emu will make you pee yourself in terror/hilarity

Birds are basically dinosaurs, which can seem pretty cool, until one of them is sticking its head in your crotch looking for treats.

Female komodo dragons live half as long as males because they do so much frickin’ housework

Female komodo dragons live half as long as males. This is because they exhaust themselves raising children, which, if they are female, can in turn exhaust themselves and die young.

Moss-covered keyboard lets you commune with nature while you work

It's a keyboard made out of moss and wood. It wasn't on our Christmas list, but it's cool. And maybe if we worked on it we'd actually feel like we were outside?