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.


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.

Waiting for the other sue to drop

Here’s a way to make it easier to sue climate polluters in court

But it'll still be an uphill climb.

Rocky mountain highlight

Colorado aims to slash its climate pollution

The governor is ordering electric utilities to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

A good ban is hard to find

Is a fracking ban a good idea?

Calls for a complete prohibition on fracking are getting stronger, but not all climate advocates are on board.

Not just idle chitchat

Teens remind NYC drivers: It’s illegal to idle your car for more than three minutes

High-school reporters found lots of New Yorkers breaking a law that’s intended to curb air pollution.

northhwest passage

With a lot of money and time on your hands, you too can disturb the Arctic for fun

Cruise ships begin the Arctic voyage.

Oil in a day's work

Another reason to divest from oil companies: They rip off shareholders

Oil and gas companies are not performing well, but they're paying their executives more than ever.

Wicked smart

Boston is cooking up a plan to survive sea-level rise

The mayor wants to make sure the city stays above water even as climate change gets more serious.

Brawl in the family

Environmentalists split over Jay Faison and his push for “conservative clean energy”

Mega-donor Faison is backing Republicans who support his preferred energy approach. Is that helping or hurting the climate cause?