Climate & Energy

Study confirms the Republican Party is alone in its crazy climate denial

The researcher compared conservative climate change policies from the U.S., the U.K., Norway, Sweden, Spain, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Germany.

Recycled talking points

Is recycling as awful as the New York Times claims? Not remotely

Here are the five most misleading arguments in John Tierney's slam on recycling.


Fossil fuels may be causing some serious damage on “The Leftovers” — just like in real life!

The HBO series' season two premiere featured some Texan earthquakes ... sound familiar?

This genius wants to make fuel from poop — no butts about it

Engineer to use $100,000 MacArthur award on feces-to-fuel work.


Retirement homes open up to college students. Everybody wins

Students live rent-free in a retirement home in the Netherlands in exchange for working with elder residents.

Splash Landing

What should I do with my old bathtub?

Umbra advises a landlord whose tenants were tough on their tub -- but the lack of options leaves her fuming.


Got a date? Take him or her home — in honor of House Republicans

In honor of recreational sex, our chasers for the week are going to be as unreasonably caliente as we can muster.


Meet the director of the documentary based on Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything”

Grist chats with Canadian filmmaker Avi Lewis about the project, political manifestos, and the pope.

Climate & Energy

Seals are dying en masse off California coast, thank god

Good riddance, seal pups! We're finally exterminating your least favorite mammal.