Grist List

Wheely Good

China scoffs at our puny bikeshare programs

The country boasts more than 400,000 sharable bikes -- more than the rest of the world combined.

if we may be so mold

Musty old weather reports may hold climate change secrets

Stop the shredders! That old weather record has a purpose.

Food

Walmart is trying to trick your kids into eating veggies

Want to sell carrots and celery to kids? Try dressing them up like junk food and shooting them out of a machine gun.

RICE DREAM

Done shivering? Now try the rice bucket challenge

Now that everyone and their grandma has done the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge, India takes it up a notch.

Framed

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.

Cities

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.

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