Grist List

Living

Girl, let me see that thong (over your mantelpiece)

Someone is actively soliciting all of the 5-for-$15 thongs you’ve accumulated over the course of your post-Bat Mitzvah (hopefully?) life.

Living

This 3,300 foot crack in the Mexican desert is nothing to worry about

“This is no cause for alarm,” one official said. Um, yes, it is.

Do you want the good news or the bad news?

Renewable energy is up, but renewable investment isn’t

Despite a worldwide boom in clean energy, the International Energy Agency warns that governments need to keep encouraging the sector or growth will lag.

Living

Good news — you can now buy makeup that supports gender equity! (Bear with us.)

Gender equality is a climate issue, so any step toward ensuring that women and men have equal rights and opportunities is good for the planet.

Living

Now you can feel guilty about wearing sunscreen at the beach

A new study finds that around the globe, sun-wary swimmers slough off more than 13 million pounds of sunscreen each year. That's bad news for fish.

Wheely Good

China scoffs at our puny bikeshare programs

The country boasts more than 400,000 sharable bikes -- more than the rest of the world combined.

if we may be so mold

Musty old weather reports may hold climate change secrets

Stop the shredders! That old weather record has a purpose.

Food

Walmart is trying to trick your kids into eating veggies

Want to sell carrots and celery to kids? Try dressing them up like junk food and shooting them out of a machine gun.

RICE DREAM

Done shivering? Now try the rice bucket challenge

Now that everyone and their grandma has done the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge, India takes it up a notch.

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