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Business & Technology

Disney’s building France an eco-retreat and we’re jealous

America and Europe may both be full of privileged white people, but nobody would mistake them for being culturally interchangeable. Case in point: In America, Disney makes amusement parks that are better than real life …

Cities

These trees on wheels double as wifi hotspots

It doesn’t seem fair that car-owning people can use parking spots (or rent them at extremely low rates) to store their cars, but the car-free don’t get to use them to store our stuff. We …

Climate & Energy

Even David Letterman is cool enough to hate fracking

We expect Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have incisive, funny takes on important green issues like fracking. But David Letterman? That guy hasn’t been cool since like 1991! [Ed. note: I used to watch …

Climate & Energy

This 1956 cartoon will convince you to marry oil and have oil babies

From the golden era of American cartoon propaganda.

Living

This plugin keeps baby pics off your Facebook by replacing them with bacon or cats

Are you childfree, anti-population-growth, or just an STFU Parents fan? Unbaby.me will get rugrats off your social media feeds for good, and replace them with pictures of kittens, puppies, bacon, swimsuit models, or whatever you …

Business & Technology

One latte uses as much carbon as an entire year of dicking around on Facebook

As guilty pleasures go, Grist List is officially endorsing Facebook, and not just because it’s great for us when you share our funny-awesome-holyshit-cool stories with all your friends and they click on our site and …

Climate & Energy

The world’s about to get its first entirely solar-powered country

By next week, the tiny island nation Tokelau will be the first solar-powered country in the world.

Living

Here’s the real story behind this see-through hermit crab

This awesome photo of a hermit crab in a glass shell has been going around the internet, attached to a story about New Zealand scientists using the glass shells to lay bare the crabs’ inner …

Living

What to do when an elephant crashes your pool party

How cool would it be to catch an elephant wandering up to your pool and checking out the scene? And how terrifying would it be if you were actually in the pool, the size of …

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