Amelia Urry

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

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.

Treebola

How deforestation helped unleash Ebola

When the forests of Guinea were cut down, fruit bats and humans became a lot cozier -- and so did their diseases.

follow the narrow brick road

Here’s why narrower streets are safer

Turns out that wider lanes only encourage people to drive faster, with deadly results.

sense & sensibility

Emma Thompson just won our hearts with some straight talk on climate change

Ms. Thompson just came back from a trip to the melting Arctic, and she has some stern words to say about it.

Climate & Energy

Climate change’s relationship with the sea just got more mysterious

OK, so the mile-deep ocean isn't warming that much -- but that's no reason to break out the denier kibble.

Living

Nature called to say she’s over you — and she sounds suspiciously like Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, and Edward Norton lend their voices to inanimate entities for some passive aggressive human-shaming.

blobfish

Here’s why landlubbers should care about the ocean

If your eyes are already glazing over, bear with me -- here are 6 ways you should be thinking about the ocean.

Always use protection

This illustrated guide makes marine protected areas fascinating

Marine reserves are a big deal for overfished and ailing oceans, but, uh ... what are they exactly?

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