Grist List

Cities

Plants clean this office building’s air in the world’s most polluted city

In the world's smoggiest city, ventilating with outdoor air doesn't work. A little greenery will do the trick, though.

Living

7 species that moved closer to extinction in 2014

From northern white rhinos to Bangladesh's sloth bears to the Christmas Island forest skink: These animals had a worse year than you.

Living

Christmas is over — it’s time to throw your tree to the goats

A Christmas tree recycling program in California is feeding pines to goats to prevent brush fires in landfills.

Food

Dutch weedburgers won’t get you high, but they could save the planet

Sadly, these sliders are made of that other kind of weed: seaweed.

scaperodent

Tired of the climate change guilt? Blame this lil’ guy instead

Anthropogenic guilt complex, meet your new best friend: rodentogenic climate change.

Living

Walking is so hard insurance companies will pay us to do it now

OK, the intentions are good. But really, America?

WHAT'S THAT SMELL?

When the Cards Against Humanity folks say they’re going to sell you bullshit, they mean it

The makers of the wily card game called bullshit on Black Friday -- literally. Now, the poop is in the mail.

london bridges

London’s garden bridge might be even better than NYC’s High Line

The recently approved plans for the bridge have it all, including a community garden and Titanic-inspired outlooks over the water.

Food

Congress wants you to know that food has nothing (nothing!) to do with the environment

When a group of government-appointed nutritionists tried to warn Americans that their eating choices have consequences, lawmakers bit back.

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