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Ben Adler

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.

Moore’s flaw

This Trump advisor might be even more confused about climate and energy than Trump himself

Stephen Moore thinks we don’t need to clean up our energy system -- we can just plant more trees.

Pay to play

The coal industry paid for meetings with state attorneys general to discuss fighting the Clean Power Plan.

And then a group of mostly Republican attorneys general filed suit against the plan. Coincidence?

Put your money where your mouth is

Major corporations that claim to support climate action are funding politicians who oppose it.

The hypocritical companies include Google, AT&T, DuPont, and PepsiCo.

Flushing Meadows

Can toilets revive New York City’s oyster population?

New York City wants to restore its oyster population, one recycled toilet bowl at a time.

Work smarter

To fight climate change, take a three-day weekend — every weekend.

Most carbon emissions result from economic activity such as commuting and running machines at workplaces.

I hear the train a comin'

Nashville has big transit plans. Can they succeed in a conservative state?

The fast-growing city could get new light rail, bus rapid transit, and more -- but first, there are some hurdles.

Gas explosion

Natural gas is passing coal as a source of CO2 emissions in the United States.

But gas still isn't the country's biggest source of greenhouse gas pollution. That would be oil.

No parents allowed

This playground encourages kids to use tools, get dirty, and let their imaginations run wild

The "adventure playground" trend hits New York City.

(Fr)ack

Anti-fracking activists hit a roadblock in Colorado

The secretary of state says two initiatives to crack down on fracking didn't get enough signatures to make the ballot. Activists disagree.