Living

Climate & Energy

More hot days may mean more blind babies

Research suggests that congenital cataracts are 51 percent more likely if a baby gestates during extreme heat.

Living

A million and one ways (at least!) to simplify the holidays

We asked Grist readers for suggestions for how to rock the holidays without partaking of the shopping madness and materialism. Boy, did you deliver.

Living

Ask Umbra: Stop giving me musical cards

A reader wonders how to tell family and friends that their cards are making him crazy. Umbra offers one of her hallmark replies.

Food

From farm to table, we’re losing tons of food

Forty percent of the food grown in the U.S. is trashed -- and a lot of it is still perfectly edible.

Climate & Energy

Energy prices are the most volatile prices in the country

Data from the Consumer Price Index shows how the natural-gas boom is leading to lower prices for Americans.

Politics

The EPA tightens limits on soot, predicting huge health benefits

Nice that the government can take regulatory action in the face of lobbying to keep people alive sometimes, isn't it?

Living

Greenpeace has pressured Levi’s into making its jeans less toxic

Levi's is always talking about how eco-friendly it is. Now it's going to actually to try to not pump poison into the ground.

Living

Global life expectancies increase as infectious diseases and hunger wane

But now more people are growing obese and getting diseases like cancer and diabetes.

Living

Apocalypse-ready German designer makes tiny houses from dumpsters

The world is coming to an end but don't worry. We can all live in dumpsters in Germany.