Grist List


This video game will make you care about crumbling urban infrastructure

What could be scarier than playing a structural engineer facing down collapsing bridges and backed-up sewers?


This beautiful video of plankton eating plastic is also a little disturbing

Plastic really is everywhere.

Phresh Beets

Here’s the vegan hip-hop playlist you never knew you needed

Many hip-hop artists have gone vegan. We put together a playlist for all your vegan hip-hop needs.


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.


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.


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.