Grist List

Living

One Direction wants leaders to take direction on climate change

Could teen fan power change the world? One Direction thinks so.

Business & Technology

Norway’s approach to electric cars pays off in a big way

One in three new cars in Norway are electric.

Food

What do weed and chicken farmers have in common? Willie Nelson

The country music legend describes the plight of the American chicken farmer in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

Science

Why crushing bees into soup could actually help them

By studying the bees' DNA, scientists can better understand what's killing and saving them.

Climate & Energy

France is swimming in fondue — that’s not a good thing

Think of the cheese! Think of the chocolate!

The little cacti that could

Move over corn. Cacti can power cars, too

Cacti and other plants that thrive in arid landscapes could be the future of biofuels, according to new research.

Food

Happy Canada Day! There are needles in my potato

Who could be planting needles in Canadian potatoes? Those goddamn, water-loving environmentalists are suspected!

EVERYTHING *IS* AWESOME

Lego wants to remake its famous bricks with sustainable plastic

The toy company wants to lighten its carbon footprint by making those stray Legos more eco-friendly. Our actual feet, however, will never be safe.

Cities

London will try to beat traffic and air pollution with this new electric bus

The Old Smoke's famous double-decker bus might be getting a whole lot greener.