Grist List

Climate & Energy

Pope Francis isn’t the only old Catholic who believes in climate change

You might have more in common with your grandpa than you think.


Seattle drivers get rewarded for not being jerks

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest: Where You Can Be A Baby For Life.


This bodega can’t afford rising rent so it’s throwing an Artisanal Landlord Price Hike Sale

As Jesse's Deli in Brooklyn prepares to close, its neighbors are rallying to save their local convenience store.

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.