Grist List

Climate & Energy

Apple’s massive solar farm looks kind of awesome from the air

Apple is building a giant solar farm to power a data center in North Carolina, and GigaOM has aerial shots that show just how huge …

Cities

America’s 20th largest bus system is a semi-legal network of vans in NYC

In New York City's outer boroughs, there's an official bus system and a shadow bus system.

Artist slices delicate, beautiful nature scenes out of leaves

Lorenzo Durán's cut-away leaf art is both mindblowing and a thoughtful meditation on ecology.

Living

Slovenians house their bees in works of art

Slovenes provide gorgeous painted beehives for their colonies

An open letter to people who don’t like cheeseburgers, by a cheeseburger

Cheeseburgers have a lot of feelings, and those feelings are LIES.

Cities

Supremely epic bus commercial looks like the trailer for a summer blockbuster

If Michael Bay were any good, and he directed bus commercials, this is what they would look like.

Climate & Energy

U.S. exit signs use as much power as West Virginia

The country's 100 million lighted exit signs use 30 to 35 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity every year

New startup measures your home’s efficiency just by taking a picture

Forty percent of energy in the United States is used to heat buildings and homes. Only some of that goes to actually sparing your whiny …

Gaza’s first electric car is made of recycled materials and cost less than $1,000

It’s always heartwarming when someone who lives somewhere completely fucked manages to do something useful to improve their circumstances, and, in turn, to make the …