Grist List

Critical List: More than 800,000 anti-Keystone messages delivered; Obama could veto transportation bill

The anti-Keystone email campaign gathered more than 800,000 messages to Senate leadership. Check out this picture of the messages being delivered. Internal documents from Heartland …

Climate Skeptics

Secret Heartland Institute memos map a climate-denial campaign

Looks like someone has pulled a Climategate on denialist think tank the Heartland Institute. (Is “think tank” the correct term for an institution devoted to …

Green Living Tips

Insanely catchy song urges you to poop in a bucket

Pooping in a bucket might not save the world, but this is definitely going to be stuck in your head for a while.

Industrial Agriculture

French judge: Monsanto poisoned farmer

In 2004, Paul François, a French farmer, breathed in the vapor of Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller while cleaning out the tank of a crop sprayer. He …

Animals

Did fracking turn this squirrel purple?

One of the explanations being floated for the purple squirrel recently captured in Pennsylvania: An organobromide overdose caused by fracking. Yeah, it sounds a little …

Oil

Bill McKibben discusses his 700,000 anti-Keystone emails on Colbert

The 350.org founder appeared on the Colbert Report to discuss the anti-Keystone campaign.

Business & Technology

This app gets rid of your junk mail

Free app iOS/Android/WP7 app PaperKarma purports to unsubscribe you from junk mail and catalog lists with just a snapshot. You take pictures of your junk …

Climate & Energy

How ancient humans killed off Africa’s rainforests

It turns out humans radically accelerated the loss of Africa’s forests 3,000 years ago.

Cities

Why the 21st century will see migration back to the Rust Belt

Now that climate change means the Sun Belt is becoming the Drought Belt, you might want to head north.