Living

Cities

Happy 25th anniversary, San Jose’s useless light rail!

God bless the South Bay for trying. But it isn't working.

Climate & Energy

The New York Times dissolves its environment desk

The news isn't necessarily as bleak as it sounds -- and probably reflects worse on its competitors.

Business & Technology

The sharing economy: Grist’s theme for January

When we start substituting sharing for buying, fascinating changes -- disruptions, opportunities, and maybe even climate benefits -- can follow. We'll explore them this month.

Living

The science of why comment trolls suck

A recent study suggests that pushing people's emotional buttons through derogatory comments only entrenches their preexisting beliefs.

Business & Technology

The sharing economy, from soup to nuts

Tool libraries! Coworking spaces! Car sharing! The “collaborative consumption” revolution is upon us. Here’s what you need to know to take part.

Business & Technology

Green car sales were up in 2012, and should be even more up in 2013

Hybrid and electric cars account for just a tiny fraction of U.S. auto sales -- 3.3 percent in 2012. But that tiny fraction is growing fast!

Living

Condom-themed restaurant will solve hunger and overpopulation simultaneously

Bangkok's Condoms & Cabbages restaurant is decorated with rubber-draped light fixtures and mannequins wearing elaborate condom-based outfits.

Living

Ask Umbra: Eat a baby orange, kill a baby seal?

A reader wonders what happens to the mesh bags clementines come in. Umbra says those darling little oranges can make a mess in the caverns, in the canyons, and even the foaming brine.

Climate & Energy

Climate change may ruin Lake Tahoe’s beautiful blueness

Not to mention the area's ski resorts.