Grist List

Dirty Minds

Air pollution is making your brain age faster

Exposure to airborne toxins may up your odds of getting dementia, sooner.

Climate & Energy

One benefit to California’s drought: Cleaner beaches

Water quality along Los Angeles County's coast has improved due to less runoff.

Panel Power

China built a giant solar field in a desert

From space, China's massive new solar farm is an impressive sight.

Climate & Energy

We’re using groundwater at a terrifying rate, and it’s not just California

Aquifers around the world are being depleted at an alarming rate, according to NASA.

Algae Whiz

Amazing photosynthetic furniture could grow eco-friendly meals

The desk lunch will never be the same.

Fat Chances

The U.S. is cutting out trans fats from processed foods by 2018

The FDA will ban partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the largest source of trans fats in processed foods, by 2018. This is a big deal.

A song of ... just ice, actually

This drone footage of an iceberg collapsing is sad, cool

A Canadian teen captures explosive aerial footage of an iceberg collapsing, sets it to dramatic music.

Living

California kids may not have to worry about pesticides at school anymore

Pesticide use near school zones isn't just an isolated health risk -- it's been an ongoing environmental justice issue across California.

Kids These Days

American teens have incredibly depressing beliefs about money

A new study from the Journal of Poverty suggests that teens might be reaching new heights of disillusionment.