Amelia Bates

Amelia Bates is Grist's assistant art director and emoji commander-in-chief. Follow her on Twitter.

The Paris climate talks: Yes oui can!

Surprise! The Paris climate agreement is in your house

Allow us to break down a pretty complicated Paris climate deal for you -- using everyday household objects.

Why you should care about a dry winter in the mountains

Watch our video above to find out how water travels to tea kettles in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Seattle.

Meat: What's smart, what's right, what's next

This comic shows all you need to know about butchering chickens

An illustrated story about butchering 75 chickens.

Watch us explain how to feed the world and end poverty at the same time

All the complex and amazing truth about getting the whole world onto a better-for-the-planet diet, boiled down to this one little video.

Farm Size Matters

These charts show why corn is king

Check out our infographic on corn and subsidies.

These Valentine’s Day cards will show you care and cost you nothing

"My love is like a summer's day" -- rapidly warming, thanks to climate change.

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If you forgot a gift, you can always hug it out

If you forgot to buy a present for that special someone, unfold those arms and get to hugging.

The 12 Days of DIY Gifts

Redeem this story for one last-minute, totally green gift idea

On the 12th day of DIY Christmas, it is getting down to the wire ... but it's still not too late to make some coupons for favors redeemable at a later date.

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How to skip the gift wrap and enjoy the present instead

On the 11th day of DIY Christmas, I dispensed with material good altogether and had a really fun time.