Grist List


These students bet you can’t steal their bike

College students design a bike they say is unstealable.

Peak Potential

Grow your own California mountain. Just add drought

Turns out extreme drought can move mountains, too.

Climate & Energy

Are you there, God? It’s me, climate scientist

Scientists use handwritten letters to share their sad, sad feelings about climate change.


Vegas tops the list of the country’s worst heat islands

On a real scorcher of a day, the mercury downtown can roar 24 degrees above the temps in the surrounding desert. Other cities are feeling the heat, too.

On yer bike!

You might think bikeshares cut down on CO2, but the truth is complicated

More than 23 million rides have been taken on bikeshares, though research is still unclear on how much they help the planet.

Climate & Energy

See-through solar cells could turn your windows into power stations

Even Harry Potter would be impressed.

Uber awkward

People are mistaking strangers’ cars for Ubers

Don't turn around too fast, but we think Uber put a drunk person in your backseat.

Climate & Energy

Magical algae turns sewage into biofuel and Dasani

By Dasani, we mean potable tap water. And by sewage, we mean sewage.

Whoah, Nice Marmot

This marmot wants to make out with you because of climate change

Featuring steamy lines from "nature's pickup artists."

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