Grist List

Animals

Nonprofit teaches you how to save endangered species, then gives you a tattoo of one

Tatzoo holds training bootcamps where you work to save an endangered species. At the end of the program, you're rewarded with a tattoo.

Green Home

Chairs and tables that double as indoor gardens

Growing herbs in your backyard or on your roof is all very well and good, if you have a backyard or a roof. But what if you live in a shitty little apartment that doesn’t …

Living

Elm caretaker to be buried in coffin made from beloved elm

Frank Knight spent decades keeping Herbie, New England’s tallest elm tree, alive. The tree lived for 217 years and under Knight’s care survived 14 bouts of Dutch Elm diseases. Two years ago, the tree had …

Food

Infographic: The later it gets, the more crap we eat

I don’t have to tell you that people eat crappier food late at night than they do in the light of day. You probably figured that out when Taco Bell invented a fourth meal in …

Climate & Energy

Turbine that looks like a piece of art will fit right in at your yacht club

There are some who believe that those behemoth white wind turbines are beautiful and some (Donald Trump) who believe that they’re a blight on the landscape. Well, here is a wind turbine that will win …

Critical List: We need a whole extra earth; Hawaii’s beaches are disappearing

We’d need one and a half Earths to fulfill all the demands we put on the planet in 2008 — and it’s getting worse. The Department of the Interior moved forward with the Atlantic wind …

Biking

Walk Score is now ranking bikeability

The folks who brought you Walk Score, an online tool that ranks neighborhoods based on whether you can get anywhere on foot, are expanding to appeal to the biking crowd. This tool is a little …

Animals

Elephants hold vigil for human friend

In case you needed another reason to care about wildlife, here's one: If you devote your life to elephants, they might come to your funeral.

Politics

The surprising reason why Newark Mayor Cory Booker supports wind power

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is handsome, approachable, and once saved a lady from a fire — he’s basically the Ryan Gosling of politics. And one of the reasons people like him, even people like me …