Also on Grist

Special Report

Coal’s Last Gamble: A choking industry bets on one more big score

Why can't America quit this dirty, doomed fuel?

recycle of life

Apple’s recycling robot wants your old iPhone. Don’t give it to him.

Recycling electronics is a messy business.


You know you want to be Grist’s newest fellow

Grist is looking for an editorial fellow, a justice fellow, and a video fellow. Apply today!

Recent Posts


Here are some greener, healthier Halloween treats

Don't just hand out the usual trick-or-treat fare. Advice columnist Umbra Fisk conjures up alternatives.

Massive Attack

Did your smart thermostat contribute to last week’s big cyberattack?

Could our energy-saving gadgets go rogue and help take out the internet?

Bigger isn't always better

Meet the tiny towns taking on climate change

Take some inspiration from the tiny communities around the world who are taking climate change seriously.


Your doggie door is probably wasting energy — but you can fix that

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk fetches some solutions.

Mothers and earth

In Peru, this young activist is sparking a movement for climate justice

Majandra Rodriguez Acha found creative ways to unite her nation’s young climate activists.

power struggle

Solar up, coal down: U.S. shakes up energy supply

By 2017, solar power capacity will nearly triple from 2014 levels.

art works

How one artist put climate activism on paper

Rachel Schragis pays homage to the People's Climate March in Post-its and ink.

Good buy, world

Here’s why it’s so important to buy recycled products

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk cycles through the reasons.

move along, nothing to see here

Climate change enjoyed its 2 seconds of fame in the final debate

In all three presidential debates combined, the candidates spent just 5 minutes on the climate crisis.

More Posts