The smirking eco-punsters over at Grist have assembled an excellent ‘best of’ list for their extensive collection of excellent enviro-stories over the past year. And, for your convenience, they’re all organized into simple “Best” categories, like “Greenest Mayor” (Salt Lake City?!? Wow) and the “Depressingest Study in Science” (no seafood by mid-century).

And of course, this being Grist, they make time for jabs at those things worthy of them, such as:

Biggest beneficiary of the corn ethanol boom: Archer Daniels Midland

Second biggest: politicians in need of something green-sounding to say

Third: nope, just the two

And they offer up this photo as their “Amusingest Photo-Op:”

… which is sad, because the first time I saw it, I thought it was a Photoshop. Sigh.

Great reads abound over at Grist.