Grist List

Living

Neil deGrasse Tyson just told a tiny girl to be a scientist, and now I’m weeping

Would you like to get some life advice from Neil deGrasse Tyson in a public forum? Well, first you have to be 6 years old.

Head in the Clouds

Watch a year’s worth of CO2 swirl around the globe like a horrifying lava lamp

This is as beautiful to watch as it is worrisome.

Food

Watch out, NYC, your backyard carrots might be pumped full of lead

The study found five out of seven garden plots had unsafe levels of toxic metals in the soil. Gulp.

Cities

Louisville is gunning to be the most bike-tastic city in America

Louisville's impressive Neighborways system will slow down traffic, add trees, and implement green infrastructure citywide.

The Big O

Overstock.com moves beyond flat-screen TVs to CSA boxes

The online retailer hopes to disrupt corporate ag by selling fare from small farms online.

All the humidity that's fit to drink

This new bike bottle fills itself with water

An Austrian designer just crafted a new water bottle that could change the way we look at both biking and water scarcity.

Climate & Energy

5 more things to celebrate besides the big new climate deal

We’ve cherry-picked a few other good news items to keep your serotonin levels elevated.

Secrets secrets are no fun

With eyes in the sky, researchers try to link fracking and illness

Scientists and ordinary citizens use satellite and aerial photography to look for clues connecting Pennsylvania fracking sites and mysterious maladies.

sip in the right direction

California’s new coffee farm isn’t your average joe

Jay Ruskey is the first farmer in the continental U.S. to grow coffee commercially. Here's what that means for the future of coffee.