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What did you miss while avoiding any and all news?

Treat yourself. Here's a bunch of non-news reading for your weekend.

collision course

The world needs better sidewalks and bike paths, like now.

The UNEP calls for countries to use at least 20 percent of their transit budgets for bike lanes and safe sidewalks to encourage walking and biking over driving.

Let them eat kelp

Cow burps are a big problem for the climate, but a little change in diet could correct that.

Adding small amounts of a particular seaweed to bovine diets might be able to reduce the amount of methane cows release by up to 99 percent.

Pack your bags

Which U.S. city should you hunker down in during the era of climate change? 

The New York Times compiled a list, and we at Grist did too.

Good buy, world

Here’s why it’s so important to buy recycled products

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk cycles through the reasons.

Debate Watch

It’s 2016, and we’re arguing about the constitutional validity of Roe v. Wade.

What did the presidential candidates say about a woman's constitutional right to abortion in their third debate?

Share and share not just alike

Want to rent a bike? If you’re in the wrong neighborhood, forget it.

In many cities, bike-sharing programs are mainly used by yuppies, hipsters, and tourists.

Dead Or Alive? Who Knows

The stem cell burger is back, and this time it might even be affordable.

The lab-grown patty used to cost $330,000. Now it could be as low as $10.


Rubio’s new climate excuse: “I am 100 percent in favor of mitigation, if in fact sea levels are rising.”

Welcome to Rubio's new excuse. At least he's not a scientist.