Living

Climate apocalypse or nuclear holocaust?

We only got 3 minutes to save the world

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists ticks its Doomsday Clock closer to midnight.

Climate & Energy

This chart of rising ocean temperatures is terrifying

NOAA's graph can't even handle the ocean's rising temperature, and neither can we.

ON THE FARM

Exclusive: Mandolin Orange’s intimate “Wake Me” performance at Pickathon

Mandolin Orange gives a stunning performance for Grist's Pickathon On the Farm series.

Living

Where can I find the most eco-friendly surf gear?

A reader wonders if she can hang 10 without leaving the planet in the soup. Umbra steps into the green room.

Climate & Energy

Give us your ideas to switch to renewables fast — because Congress sure won’t

It's big-idea time for OpenIDEO's community-led clean energy challenge.

Happy Developments

Pharrell wants “literally all of humanity to harmonize” on climate change

The hip-hop mogul announced at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos that he and Al Gore are organizing Live Earth: Road to Paris.

CAVE OF FOR-SHREDDIN' DREAMS

This new underground bike park totally rules

Built some 75 feet underground, Louisville's Mega Cavern is the latest in a run of ridonculous urban bike parks. Sick, brah!

You Gonna Finish That?

Picky eaters — like penguins and my cousin Jables — could starve under climate change

Specialist eaters like chinstrap penguins could face species-ending food shortages, while generalists like gentoo penguins thrive.

Cities

When did letting your kids walk home alone become a crime?

A couple in Silver Spring, Md., let their kids walk home form the park unchaperoned. Their reward was a visit from Child Services.