Gristmill

put a (nuva) ring on it

No, really, your birth control is supposed to be free now

Some insurance providers still aren't eliminating copays for birth control, and that's dumb.

Climate & Energy

The oldest city in the U.S. could be totally screwed by rising seas

Florida state officials who deny climate change are leaving coastal cities to drown.

Business & Technology

People can’t get enough of Tesla’s new batteries

In one week, the company received $800M in reservations for its Powerwalls and Powerpacks.

Taking the 100,000-foot view

These satellites are keeping an eye on California’s underground water

To the list of benefits satellites offer us, we can now add "monitoring our disappearing water."

Cities

Elevated paths give San Francisco cyclists the high ground

New bike lanes will keep cyclists safe from cars and pedestrians safe from cyclists.

Climate & Energy

We just hit 400 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere, for a whole month

We should be trying to get down to 350 ppm, if we want to avoid the worst of climate chaos, but instead the CO2 concentration keeps rising.

Science

Just like you, NASA wants to send your kids to Mars — but for different reasons

Watch the Human to Mars summit livestream this week, and see how NASA plans to get our asses to Mars.

E.P.Yay.

New EPA carbon rules would save thousands of lives, science says

The Obama administration's proposed rules for power plants could save nearly 5,000 lives a year in the U.S. alone.

Climate & Energy

Boston’s airport is going green(ish)

Airport officials plan to cut emissions and plan for sea level rise. Good luck!