Amelia Urry

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

Cities

Your city’s water would be cleaner if it had a magic island in it

Floating wetlands feed on nitrogen pollution in streams and ponds, stifling gross algal blooms and bringing some wildness back into cities.

bar none

We’re eating chocolate faster than we can grow it

Climate change is fueling a global chocolate shortage -- and we aren't helping.

Shrimpercise

What a shrimp treadmill can teach us about science funding

Republicans contend that a shrimp treadmill isn't worth $3 million. They're right: It's priceless. (And only cost $47.)

Food

We’re hooked on this map of industrial fishing

This will make it easier to crack down on boats that are overfishing or illegally fishing in some of the most vulnerable parts of the oceans.

Here be ocean acidification

This map shows where we’ve screwed the oceans most

Now we know exactly which places are suffering most from ocean acidification.

the ride stuff

Bikes created 655,000 jobs in Europe

That's more than the entire European mining and quarrying industry -- not bad for a hippie hobby, right?

Climate & Energy

Could this rock save the planet?

Olivine may be kryptonite for climate change, but it fights CO2 as only a mineral can -- incredibly slowly.

Can of Wormholes

“Interstellar” solves climate change by incoherently jetting into space

The new Christopher Nolan film starts on a human-ravaged Earth and ends in a black hole. Where does that leave us?

House Warming

Here are the worst places to live in the U.S., and climate change isn’t helping

The Weather Channel found 50 places you SHOULD NOT move, based on natural disasters and climate change. Here's a sampling.

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