Grist List

Fossil Fuels

Keystone XL is basically your douchey ex-boyfriend

What would Keystone XL look like as a human being? Probably how he's portrayed in this video.

Climate & Energy

Stephen Colbert is worried about how climate change will affect his cheese

Stephen Colbert has learned a few things about the current drought.

Animals

This walrus can whistle, growl, and gurgle on command

E.T., a 30-year-old walrus at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo, is clearly in training to replace Wilford Brimley. He has the looks down, and he’s working …

Food

Ex-McDonald’s exec opens a healthy fast food restaurant

Mike Roberts, former president and CEO of McDonald's, co-founded Lyfe Kitchen, a restaurant that aims to do healthy food on a fast-food scale.

Living

Carly Rae Jepsen communes with nature in her new video

If you were looking for the perfect capstone to your “driving your tiny car to the woods for an awesome camping adventure” mix, then your …

Climate & Energy

These photos of Earth are so gorgeous they belong in a museum

For 40 years, satellites have been chilling up above the planet, capturing images of the surface for scientific purposes. But it happens that many of these photos look like incredible paintings. Here are a few of our favorites.

Animals

Maybe don’t tell children they can hug a rabid bat

Hey! Are you a jackass? Then you could probably use this advice: As much goodwill and admiration as you may think you’re earning by knowing …

Transportation

The best pictures of trucks inside trucks inside trucks

Here’s a kind of awesome way to get trucks off the road: put them inside trucks inside other trucks, like some kind of truck turducken. …

Cities

New York City is making cyclists go to remedial biker’s ed classes

New York City is treating wayward cyclists the same way a driver who’s racked up one too many DUIs might be: It’s sending them to …