Amelia Urry

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


Who knew rain patterns around the world could be this beautiful?

Look through the clouds in this gorgeous NASA visualization of global rainfall.

Climate & Energy

Here’s everything we know about how to talk about climate change

Here are our 10 best tips for getting people to pay attention to global warming.


The Great Barrier Reef’s no good, very bad year will test how fast it can adapt

A survey finds coral reefs are looking pretty grim these days.


The scientist who first warned of climate change says it’s much worse than we thought

We read James Hansen’s terrifying new climate study, so you don't have to.


Is a bunker your best bet for the apocalypse? Maybe not in “10 Cloverfield Lane”

Some things are truly scarier than others.


“The Wave” reminds us how bad we are at dealing with risk

The Norwegian disaster flick is a beautiful, harrowing reminder that we don't all make it out alive.


You don’t have to watch all the Oscar-nominated films — just these

Trying to squeeze in a few more nominated films before the Oscars? Here are our recommendations.


Important research confirms ocean acidification hurts corals

By making the water over part of a reef less acidic, researchers were able to measure how much faster coral can grow without CO2 pollution.


Climate change is already causing dramatic flooding in the coastal U.S.

Sea level is rising faster than ever before -- and it's already responsible for three-quarters of coastal floods in the U.S.