Grist List

Critical List: EU bans Iranian oil; snowy owls descend from Arctic

The European Union won’t be importing any more oil from Iran. President Obama’s going to lay out an energy agenda on Tuesday at the State …

Urban Agriculture

Bike-a-Bee does beekeeping by bike

Jana Kinsman’s startup Bike-a-Bee will be a distributed network of beehives in the Chicago area — Kinsman will hook up local urban farms and gardens …

Election 2012

Obama sings his support for Green causes

We guessed from his first campaign ad that President Obama was going to be vocal about clean energy this election, but we didn’t realize he …

Animals

It’s Penguin Awareness Day! Please be aware of these penguins

So apparently today is Penguin Awareness Day? I’d be inclined to think that any species that’s been the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary AND an …

Election 2012

Newt Gingrich thinks riding the subway is for fancy people

Not that this is the most ridiculous Gingrich news in the last few days or anything, but it’s pretty amusing: Evidently “metro-riding” is the Gingrich …

Food

‘Antibiotic-free’ pork has the same rate of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

We really do try to Pollan it up and do the whole “eat food, not too much, mostly plants” bit. But “mostly plants” obviously means …

Climate & Energy

A Farmville-style game that helps save wetlands

This student-created Farmville-type game benefits real wetlands conservation groups.

Climate & Energy

Critical List: Vermont can’t shutter nuke plant; microbes turn seaweed into biofuel

The EPA will test water in Dimock, PA, and is delivering drinking water to four homes there. Silly Vermont. You wanted to shut down a …

Food

‘Just Label It': New video from the Food, Inc. guy

Food, Inc. filmmaker Robert Kenner has a new project about labeling of GMO foods. This one's a short video, not a feature film, so it'll only take three minutes of your life to check it out.

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