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Ben Adler

The politics of climate, energy, and cities

Ben Adler covers environmental policy and politics for Grist, with a focus on climate change, energy, and cities. When he isn't contemplating the world's end, he also writes about architecture and media. You can follow him on Twitter.

Climate & Energy

Western towns target coal companies over climate change

Ski towns in Colorado and Utah are seeking money to cope with climate change, and they think it should come from the coal industry.

Climate & Energy

Come on, people. We’re going to need a lot better than this if we want a strong Paris climate treaty

China and India haven’t made any promises. Japan is poised to offer a weak plan. So far only the European Union is doing what it needs to be.

Politics

What do green activists think about Hillary Clinton?

Many climate hawks won't be cheap dates this time around. They want Hillary to commit to keeping fossil fuels in the ground.

Climate & Energy

8 things you need to know about Hillary Clinton and climate change

For starters, her views are virtually indistinguishable from Obama's.

Cities

How much does density really cut down on driving?

The correlation isn't as direct as you might think. But it still points to us needing much denser cities.

Business & Technology

These new ride-sharing apps actually involve sharing rides

And they could help you get a date.

Nein Rand

Rand Paul is no moderate on climate change

Don't believe the media hype. Paul is right in line with his party on this one.

Politics

Tea Party hires actors to feign indignation over plan to save Everglades

They couldn’t find real people to do Big Sugar’s bidding, so they had to pay $75 each to faux protesters.

Climate & Energy

Why more pipelines won’t solve the problem of oil-train explosions

Heavy regulation of oil trains will.

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