Grist List

Renewable Energy

This artificial waterfall will power Olympics 2016

This is Rio de Janeiro right now: “Hey, London, nice job with the terrifying brain slug mascots and logo that evokes cartoon incest. We’ve also been doing some design innovation for our Olympics! Yeah, we just made …

Biking

I am kind of in love with these glowing fish bikes

As I always say, a woman needs a man like I need a fish-bicycle. Which is why I got married, I guess, because I need this fish-bicycle pretty bad.

Living

Here’s a tiny greenhouse for your tiny home

There’s no reason that your tiny house should mean you have to sacrifice the luxuries that make great spaces. May we recommend this tiny greenhouse to go in your tiny house?

Pollution

The Pacific Ocean is becoming caffeinated

While the concentrations aren't exactly espresso-level, it's still cause for concern.

Climate & Energy

These weird spinning ice disks are the new crop circles

Check out this strange international phenomenon.

Pollution

Instead of cleaning up lake, dumbasses dye it blue

Lake Delton, in the Wisconsin Dells, has been looking a little like your mom: hard-used and fungusy. Algae overgrowth gave the lake a greenish cast, and made it appear less-than-healthy to swim in. The solution, …

Animals

Dude orders 80-year-old lobster at restaurant just to set it free

Don MacKenzie reserved 17-pound Larry the lobster for dinner, then spent an undisclosed amount to release him uneaten into the Long Island Sound.

Food

The saddest pictures of drought-stressed corn

You’ve likely heard by now that there will be little to no corn this year because the drought is killing all of it. And while that sounds bad enough in theory, the reality of it …

Business & Technology

We just can’t quit these sustainable cowboys

The myth of the cowboy features a man who loves the land but also freedom. He respects nature, but at the same time, if some pencil-necked hippie tried to tell him how to git along …

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