Grist List

Critical List: BP spill liability trial delayed; Meryl Streep’s eco-friendly Oscar dress

BP’s trial for Deepwater Horizon liability has been pushed back one week as the company considers a $14 billion settlement. Scientist Peter Gleick is taking …

Business & Technology

LEGO buys $500 million worth of wind turbines

The world's third-largest toy manufacturer is going to be putting "made with wind power" labels on all those boxes of LEGOs, and not just because they bought their power from utilities with wind turbines.

Climate & Energy

The best of the U.S. Army’s ‘Going Green’ Pinterest

Who says Pinterest is just for fashion and cupcakes?

Climate Change

The best green action plan we’ve ever seen

It is possible that we are suckers for this North Face campaign because it instructs participants to read Grist every day. But even before we …

Cleantech

One Million Lights trades kerosene for solar in developing countries

For kids in developing countries, it’s crucial to have a reliable light source — otherwise you can’t see to read or do your homework. But …

Climate & Energy

Rich white dudes: Environmentalists are out of touch with the working class

MSNBC’s Morning Joe is a font of conventional wisdom, so I don’t feel bad restating this old maxim: Everyone on Morning Joe is a jerk. …

Cities

Help build New York’s first underground park

The Low Line, an underground urban paradise on the Lower East Side, is soliciting funds through Kickstarter, which means that you can be part of …

Critical List: Lucy Lawless occupies oil ship; Maine fisherman catches child-sized lobster

Lucy Lawless, best known for her role as Xena, Warrior Princess, teamed up with Greenpeace to occupy an oil drilling ship. The panel on Morning …

Animals

Chihuahua-size horses caused by climate change

After they first appeared in the fossil record, horses got smaller as a result of a warming planet, says a study just published in Science. Thing is, proto-horses weren't that big to begin with.