Articles by Jess Zimmerman
Jess Zimmerman was the editor of Grist List.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gww9_S4PNV0] The Copenhagen Philharmonic really knows how to make a subway commute more beautiful. Musicians took over a train car during what looks like the morning rush hour, and gave riders a surprise performance of “Morning Mood” from the Peer Gynt suite (aka the music that plays any time a cartoon shows a sunrise).
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FeTL0tjkYYw] The info below this video on YouTube kinda sums it up: “A group of baby bears stand behind each other and lick each other’s heads.” How can that NOT be the most amazing video you’ll watch today?
In today’s “shit you can’t afford even though it’s made of garbage” news: genuinely gorgeous, if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it patio furniture made from recycled food and drink packaging.
Since the 1970s, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an area of the ocean clotted with plastic microparticles -- has grown 100-fold. And this is very bad news, not only because of the creatures it harms but because of the ones it helps.