Publication: Grist Magazine

First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Now available: 29 flavors of open source seeds, sans patents

There’s been an argument going on for at least 100 years over seeds. Should they be free? Or should the people who develop them control, and profit from, their use? If they were shared, we’d have a more fluid development of agricultural technology, because ... [Published Grist Magazine - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

BP claims mission accomplished in Gulf cleanup; Coast Guard begs to differ

BP this week metaphorically hung a “mission accomplished” banner over the Gulf of Mexico ecosystems that it wrecked when the Deepwater Horizon oil well blew up and spewed 200 million gallons of oil in 2010. Funny thing, though: BP isn’t the commander ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Making the road safe for biking’s nervous Nellies

I used to bike like everyone was trying to kill me. I was fresh out of college and had moved to San Francisco to seek my fortune, only to discover that the city’s public transit system was more of a simulacrum of a system than something that actually ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

New hurricane maps will show whether your house could drown

The federal government will begin making its hurricane warning maps more colorful this summer, adding a range of hues to represent the danger of looming floods.Red, orange, yellow, and blue will mark coastal and near-coastal areas where storm surges are ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Vermont poised to mandate GMO labels on food

Vermont is on the verge of becoming the third American state to require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.State senators approved a GMO-labeling bill on Tuesday with a 28-2 vote, sending it back to the House, which approved ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Airbnb can make your dreams of running a brothel come true

Thought you were renting your place so an exhausted sightseer could crash? Oh, she’s definitely sleeping … with some horndug and his hundos.In an unexpected result of the sharing economy, Airbnb rooms might be replacing NYC hotels as primo sex worker ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Is climate change the new slavery?

The latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is out, with its layers of deadening bureaucratic prose. Climate watchers have had their latest chance to make out, as best they can, what biblical futures await us on a hotter, ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

This insane cycling video will make you hold your breath for two minutes

Grist cannot be held responsible for the crapping of your pants while watching this helmet-cam of daredevil cyclist Geoff Gulevich going down a mountain:The GoPro video of Gulevich’s ride is from the Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah — an exclusive, invite-only ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Power plants lose legal bid to douse you with mercury

When it proposed strict pollution rules in late 2011, the EPA paid no heed to the $9.6 billion worth of costs that coal-burning power plants would have to swallow. Its only concern in drafting the  Mercury and Air Toxics Standards was keeping mercury ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

There’s something worse than phosphates in England’s wastewater: Dildos

There’s actually something worse than phosphates, antidepressants, or birth control in the wastewater: your old dildo. We’re not sure why someone flushed an unidentified sex toy down the sewers of Devon, England, but it sure made a mess.According to the ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Montreal, Boston, NYC: Which city has the best bikeshare program?

My life as a bikeshare tourist began three years ago. Before, whenever I visited a new city, I felt like it was hard to get a sense of the local geography. Traveling by subway was fast and provided an excellent opportunity to check out what other people ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Busted ant farm or bikeshare? Watch Citi Bikers swarm NYC streets

If you live in NYC, you’ve probably seen your fair share of Citi Bikes whiz past. But do you ever wonder where all those riders are actually going? Now that Citi Bike has released a heap of data on who’s been using its system, data visualization buffs ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 14 2014]
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Airbnb can make your dreams of running a brothe... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
New hurricane maps will show whether your house... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
Vermont poised to mandate GMO labels on food [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
Is climate change the new slavery? [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
This insane cycling video will make you hold yo... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
Power plants lose legal bid to douse you with m... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 16 2014]
There’s something worse than phosphates in Engl... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
Montreal, Boston, NYC: Which city has the best ... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
Busted ant farm or bikeshare? Watch Citi Bikers... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 14 2014]
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Americans are choosing chihuahuas over children [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 14 2014]
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Droughts push beef prices to record highs [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 10 2014]
California’s drought plan will screw the enviro... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 10 2014]
Climate change just reshaped America’s wildfire... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 10 2014]
Even “green” K-cups kinda suck for the environment [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 09 2014]
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Bird body count still rising following Galvesto... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 07 2014]
Little hacks make cities more sustainable | Grist [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 07 2014]
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What “kalegate” taught us about New Orleans and... [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 07 2014]
The untold story of deforestation: Slothageddon [Published Grist Magazine - Apr 05 2014]
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