Grist List

Chickened Out

PETA’s new virtual reality game could make you too chicken to eat chicken

I, Chicken, a new virtual reality game from PETA, lets you experience life as a chicken just before slaughter.

Climate & Energy

Watch the world go up in fracking flares

Natural gas flares join city lights and the Great Wall of China as stuff you can see from space.

It's electric

This California bill will make electric cars way less pretentious

If passed, the Charge Ahead California Initiative would subsidize electric cars for low-income drivers throughout the state.

NO MAHALO

Here’s what your Hawaiian vacation will look like in 2050

A new report on climate change doesn't bode well for Hawaii's tourism industry.

Living

Girl, let me see that thong (over your mantelpiece)

Someone is actively soliciting all of the 5-for-$15 thongs you’ve accumulated over the course of your post-Bat Mitzvah (hopefully?) life.

Living

This 3,300 foot crack in the Mexican desert is nothing to worry about

“This is no cause for alarm,” one official said. Um, yes, it is.

Do you want the good news or the bad news?

Renewable energy is up, but renewable investment isn’t

Despite a worldwide boom in clean energy, the International Energy Agency warns that governments need to keep encouraging the sector or growth will lag.

Living

Good news — you can now buy makeup that supports gender equity! (Bear with us.)

Gender equality is a climate issue, so any step toward ensuring that women and men have equal rights and opportunities is good for the planet.

Living

Now you can feel guilty about wearing sunscreen at the beach

A new study finds that around the globe, sun-wary swimmers slough off more than 13 million pounds of sunscreen each year. That's bad news for fish.

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