Amelia Urry

Amelia Urry is Grist's associate editor of science and technology, and self-appointed poet-in-residence. Follow her on Twitter.

The Novices

These first-time fishermen know all the best (and worst) parts of fishing

Andrew and Sophie never planned to be commercial fishermen -- but they tried it for a summer. Here's what they learned.

The Teacher

This scuba diver wants everyone — black, white, or brown — to feel at home in the ocean

Kramer Wimberley knows what it's like to feel unwelcome in the water. As a dive instructor and ocean-lover, he tries to make sure no one else does.

Science

It turns out we’ve been trying to control the weather since forever

Despite all the current hype around geoengineering, our attempts to control the world's weather and climate go way, way back.

spoiler alert!

A huge, toxic algae bloom is basically eating the West Coast alive

That toxic algae bloom off the West Coast is bigger and badder than we thought -- and its messing with your seafood.

she went to Harvard

Megan Amram brings the sadlaughs on women and science

Finally! A silly and sexy take on science that we ladies can understand.

Science

Climate change is messing with … dragons?

Warmer weather means fewer male bearded dragons.

Food

Everything you always wanted to know about fish farming but were afraid to ask

Can farmed fish be green? Can farmed fish be cool? Answers to these -- and more! -- inside.

spoiler alert!

Thirsty birds are dying all over California — thanks, climate change

The birders in your life may not take this news well.

sticky stingers

What can we learn from individually tagging 960 bees? A lot!

"We just had to hold them in our hands and hope the glue dried quickly" and other adventures in bee science.