Grist List

Animals

Watch some brave souls rescue baby bears from a dumpster

The basic rule about baby bears is Do Not Go Near Them. Ever. But what do you do if they’re stuck in a garbage can, …

Animals

How many guinea pigs does it take to mow your lawn?

The average American lawn is one-fifth of an acre, or 8,712 square feet. That’s a lot of passes with your push reel mower. Wouldn’t it …

Cities

Edible Bus Stop turns London transit routes into a network of community gardens

Obviously your first thought when you hear “edible bus stop” is “Stay away! It was built by witches!” (No? Just me?) But shockingly, the Edible …

Biking

This amazing lightweight bike is made entirely out of cardboard

The bikes cost about $10 to make and can support up to 300 pounds.

Climate Change

The biggest news story of our dystopian future

Ruben Bolling’s latest “Tom the Dancing Bug” strip envisions the newsreel of a climate-changed future. Here’s a teaser: The rest is after the jump (click …

Food

Better than a reusable coffee cup: An edible coffee cup made out of a cookie

It’s all the rage lately to deliver food in edible packaging, because if you eat the container, there’s no waste to dispose of — no …

Business & Technology

Robots could make solar power super cheap

It’s a simple enough robot: an ATV equipped with a robotic arm and few cameras. But it’s already stealing green jobs from humans. Its suction …

Food

This mobile restaurant brings the table to the farm

This mobile-home-as-restaurant might have won the war for most local food ever. Instead of bringing the farm to the table, the Buijtenkitchen is bringing the …

Living

J.K. Rowling’s sustainable-wood treehouse is a mini-Hogwarts

Every thing that J.K. Rowling thinks of is magic. Well, maybe not her novels for adults. But definitely this two-story treehouse that looks like a mini-Hogwarts.