Amelia Urry

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

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.

sharkcano

There are sharks living in a volcano, and this is not a drill

Just when you think the world can't get any stranger or more surprising ... we find sharks swimming around in a volcano.

Living

Can fiction make people care about climate? Paolo Bacigalupi thinks so

"The Water Knife" author turns drought into drama in his newest book, and teaches us all a thing or two about ourselves.

spoiler alert

Climate change leaves trees out to dry

We’re OK with the drought killing your lawn — but, c’mon, the trees, too?

Science

Sorry, polar bears. It’s worse than we thought

A new study looked at polar bears' prospects as the world warms. The verdict? Bad, or very bad.

deep sea chive

So now we have beautiful underwater greenhouses. Why? Why not!

They're already producing strawberries, basil, and lettuce -- all at 20 feet below sea level.