Paris already has one of the largest bike-sharing programs in the world; now it wants to add a car-sharing program, with all electric cars.
Ask Umbra tackles where to buy slime-free hamburger meat. She also revisits the flushability issue from last week's kitty litter column.
An irreverent little video about population pressures -- "The Stork" by Nina Paley. Watch it here.
Grist readers once again sent us photos of the watery wilderness close to their hearts and homes. This time around: polluted waterways. We all know water pollution is a serious problem -- this collection of five photos and video highlights the reasons why we should be wary of our wasteful habits. Take a dip with us -- if you dare.
Eight weeks down, 21 more to go for this takeout eater turning into a local, seasonal CSA adventurer. One who was feeling distinctly yellow this week.
If the earth's population is going to keep skyrocketing as fast as cities are popping up skyscrapers, I suppose we'll be needing mini-parks that attach to the sides of apartment buildings. Good thing these New Zealand design students are already way ahead of us.
We can't say we're surprised to see such a clever combination of causes. We're just surprised it took so long. See what we're gushing about.
We've done you a favor and examined some of the shocking ingredients hiding in your bathroom cabinets and make-up collections. Proceed with caution.
When the first potatoes came in this week, I made a classic post-harvest "second breakfast." Get the recipe.