Grist List

Animals

Here’s a seal helping a stranded turtle get in the water, you’re welcome

       

Living

New film about fracking stars Matt Damon, John Krasinski, and maybe you

Ryan Gosling may have saved a woman from a speeding car, but some of our other favorite stars are doing the next best thing: starring …

Politics

Congressman brags about forcing vegetarians to ‘confess’

Has Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) ever met a vegetarian? They're not exactly secretive about it. It's like forcing people to "confess" that they're on the paleo diet. Spoiler alert: THEY WANT YOU TO KNOW.

Cities

Presenting the largest rooftop farm … in the world!!!

In Brooklyn yesterday, BrightFarms announced that it would be building the largest rooftop farm … in the world!!! The New York-based company builds hydroponic greenhouse …

Critical List: The return of the loan-guarantee program; Texas least prepared for climate change

The Energy Department is reviving its loan program. (AAAH! SOLYNDRA! AAAAAAAH!…say Republicans. We’re pretty sure this will all work out fine.) Environmental groups want final …

How the new NYC taxi is bike-friendly

New York City's new taxis have sliding doors, so that there's no danger that a tourist from the flyover zone will thoughtlessly door a passing cyclist when he or she hops out.

If everyone used as much energy as Americans, we’d run out of oil in 9 years

Unlike gluttonous American industry, Europe's most profitable companies plan to make even more money by getting ahead of this whole peak oil trend.

Google saves energy by cooling its buildings with ice

Google's new $700 million data centers in Taiwan will make ice at night, when electricity is significantly cheaper, and use it to cool the buildings during the day. It's called thermal storage, and it's basically a battery, but for air conditioning.

Terrified by peak oil, FedEx turns to biofuels, efficiency

FedEx owns 700 planes and tens of thousands of trucks, which is why CEO Fred Smith is crazy for energy efficiency.