Grist List

Climate Change

What San Francisco would look like after a 200-foot sea-level rise

This poster, by Brian Stokle and Burrito Justice, shows what a 200-foot sea level rise would do to San Francisco. Better get to high ground, guys.

Animals

Giraffe invades country club pool

Get out of there, giraffe! You are not Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps! You are a giraffe!

Biking

Quite possibly the best bike-for-sale ad ever

A dude in San Luis Obispo is giving up on his hipster dreams, and therefore on his fixie. Result: one of the funnier bike-for-sale Craigslist ads we've seen.

Living

Canadian high-schooler makes her own graduation dress out of old homework

Kara Koskowich is going to take the world by storm. Girlfriend just graduated from high school in Canada, and instead of shelling out for a fancy graduation dress, she decided to reuse old homework and …

Sustainable Food

Twitter founders are investing in vegan meat

Twitter cofounders Evan Williams and Biz Stone have some proven expertise in determining the next big thing. So it's notable that they're investing in a vegan meat company called Beyond Meat, whose products are said to be the most freakily convincing fake meat yet.

Green Home

Tile your home with recycled money

Pennies are so useless as legal tender that there's genuine debate about whether we should even keep them around. You could dump them in the Coinstar machine ... or you could use them to make an awesome, cost-effective copper flooring.

Transportation

2,500-mph train could get you from New York to London in an hour

Nature abhors a vacuum, but transit nerds and people eager to see a science fiction future LOVE IT. That’s because a vacuum is the secret ingredient for this (theoretical, but plausible) superfast train, which could …

Food

Americans spend twice as much of our budgets on processed food as we did 30 years ago

As a proportion of our income, Americans spend a lot less money on groceries than we used to. But we’re buying crappier food — a greater proportion of our grocery spending goes to processed foods …

Animals

Giant LEGO wildlife is cooler than anything you made as a kid

The theme of the new installation at the Reiman Gardens, a massive public garden at Iowa State University, is “Nature Connects.” That usually means something about the complex interdependency of the ecological network and blah …

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