Amelia Urry

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

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.

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.

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