Grist List

Cities

Chicago’s garbage trucks will be rollin’ on volts

Our trash won't be riding dirty for too much longer. North America's first electric garbage truck is rolling through Chicago.

Prost!

Germany kicks our butts, again, at clean energy

The country has hit another renewable energy milestone, sourcing more than a quarter of its electricity from renewables.

Politics

Who cares if your state is being fracked to hell? Let’s talk DRESS SHOPPING!

The GOP is using a tone-deaf, insulting political ad campaign in the Pennsylvania governor's race.

Avocad'oh!

Our guac obsession is hanging Chile out to dry

Drought and water scarcity are making it harder to grow avocados in Chile, a major supplier to the United States during winter months.

Pour A 40

We’ve killed off half the world’s wildlife in 40 years, and I’ve got something in my eye

It's not that half of all vertebrate species have gone extinct -- it's just the population counts that have dropped by 52 percent. Oh, phew.

#WalrusYes

35,000 walruses start their own climate march

Shrinking sea ice forces walruses to flop ashore en masse.

Climate & Energy

The dried-up Aral Sea is now a post-apocalyptic playground

Thanks to drought and Soviet-era waterworks, the Aral Sea is drying up to a crisp. But at least kids have cool shipwrecks to play on!

Living

Belgian brewery plans beer pipeline. Residents pray for spill.

The two-mile pipeline, connecting the De Halve Maan Brewery to its bottling plant, would cut truck traffic on the streets of Bruges by 85 percent.

If you want to destroy his sweaters

Watch this adorable scientist explain climate change with Cosby sweaters

The cute climate scientist will stop at nothing to fight climate change denial.

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