Grist List

Food

McDonald’s ditches Styrofoam … maybe

McDonald’s may be getting a little less evil … maybe … I guess … if consumers really, really want it to. The fast food behemoth …

Critical List: America has 3.1 million green jobs; a battery made of paper waste

The United States has 3.1 million green jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. High temperatures in the Midwest are as much as 40 degrees …

Animals

Climate change threatens baby seals

You could probably intuit that climate change would threaten seal pups, being as how they’re vulnerable critters who require cold climates. But just in case …

Food

Here’s how to never get cancer

Over at Jezebel, the inestimable Lindy West has noticed just how many foods, chemicals, and habits are reported give you cancer, and she’s figured out …

Election 2012

Obama likes Keystone XL now

Well, that was nice while it lasted. But despite the fact that domestic oil production doesn’t do a dicky bird to bring down gas prices, …

Climate Skeptics

Tennessee passes anti-climate, anti-evolution ‘education’ bill

The state legislature passed a bill saying that if "science" "teachers" don't personally believe in evolution or climate change, they're free to represent them to students as kooky conjecture.

Energy Efficiency

The White House’s secret plan to make American households more energy-efficient

In the spirit of keeping a positive, bright outlook on life and politics (ha), we’re going to ignore for the moment the Obama administration’s embrace …

Animals

Global warming affects penguins’ sex lives

Nobody likes to be rushed during sex, but climate change is forcing some penguin species to reschedule business time. Wednesday night is no longer the night for love! Now you do it on Monday OR YOU DIE OUT.

Sustainable Farming

Farmers to use spider venom to protect crops

Farmers and bugs typically have a hate-hate relationship. Insects eat up valuable wheat, barley, and soybeans, and farmers slay them dead using an arsenal of …