This is a special message to readers who subscribe to Grist’s RSS feeds. If you are one of our many RSS subscribers who use Google Reader, then you probably already know that Google is shutting down Google Reader on July 1.

If you don’t use Google Reader to manage your feeds then nothing will change — we will continue to support our feeds. But if you do use Google Reader and haven’t found a new replacement, then you’ll need to act soon to ensure you continue to be able to read Grist’s feeds.

If you are looking for an alternative to Google Reader, Feedly Cloud is a popular and free option. Feedly has many of the same features as Google Reader and offers a single-click migration from Google Reader. Popular phone apps like Reeder have promised to work with Feedly in their next versions. To help with the migration, the folks at Feedly have written a post about migrating to Feedly.

There are other options including the paid service Feedbin, which is already supported by Reeder and other apps; the new Digg Reader; Newsblur; and many more. Of course you can also find links to many of our posts via our Twitter feed.

If finding a replacement right now sounds like too much of a hassle, you can also sign up for our daily or weekly emails so you don’t miss our coverage.

Whatever replacement you choose, thanks for reading.