Amelia Urry

Amelia Urry is Grist's assistant editor and self-appointed poet-in-residence. Follow her on Twitter.

total fluke

This fishy crime landed a man in prison

When you get tangled up with illegal fishing, sometimes you get caught.

Stock Plot

How to eat local during the zombie apocalypse

Hope you're planning to stock that bunker with some home-canned local goodies!

Business & Technology

Uber says half its drivers make $90K a year — yeah, right.

The ridesharing company employs some questionable math to calculate the mean income of a NYC UberX driver. Let's run those numbers again.

Living

11 scary movies that are secretly about the environment

We are seriously ready to get our spook on, so here are some scary movies you probably didn't realize are actually about the environment.

fishstarter

This is what happens when you crowdfund an awesome marine park

Is this marine protected area the Potato Salad of crowdfunded conservation or the future of national parks?

Best Bette

Bette Midler knows the plastic we should REALLY be worried about (it’s not surgery)

Look who's calling attention to ocean plastics now -- the Divine Miss M herself!

Living

You know it’s good when your biggest transportation problem is too many cyclists

We can learn some things about public transportation from how the Dutch handle their bike traffic jams.

Turnip for what?!

The American diet, in 3 charts (plus Michelle Obama dancing)

In the U.S., we are eating twice as much sugar and fat, and half as many fruits and vegetables as recommended. Sounds like it's time to turnip.

Climate & Energy

These itty bitty creatures fight global warming from the bottom of the sea

They may be microbes you've never heard of, but they sequester a non-trivial amount of methane.

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