Claire Thompson

Claire Thompson used to be Grist's editorial assistant. After disappearing into the wild for a while, she is now attempting to reenter society.

Business & Technology

Electric roads could make plugging in your EV a thing of the past

This week, South Korea debuted the world’s first electric road, equipped with underground cables that charge EVs parked or driving above.

Climate & Energy

Here’s the anti-Keystone ad one NBC station doesn’t want you to see

The ad was supposed to run on WRC-TV in D.C. during Obama's appearance on The Tonight Show, but NBC pulled it at the last minute.

Climate & Energy

NRA attacks “shadowy network” of enviros and zoos fighting to ban lead bullets

As some states weigh bans on lead-based ammunition -- the biggest source of unregulated lead in the environment -- the NRA fights back with a conspiracy theory.

Climate & Energy

Offshore fracking in California: What could go wrong?

Operators have been fracking off the coast of California since the late '90s, unbeknownst to state regulators and with little federal oversight.

Climate & Energy

The first rule of fracking is: Don’t talk about fracking

Under the terms of their family's damage settlement with a drilling company, two kids are forbidden from talking about fracking for the rest of their lives.

Climate & Energy

Sally Jewell doesn’t want any climate deniers at Interior

In an address to her department, the secretary of the interior called climate action a "moral imperative."

Climate & Energy

EPA chief: Stop saying environmental regs kill jobs

Gina McCarthy, in her first speech as EPA administrator, pushes home the point that curbing carbon pollution will spark business innovation.


Want to win over young voters? Get serious about climate action

Eight in 10 young voters support Obama's climate plan, and three-quarters describe climate deniers as "ignorant," "out of touch," or "crazy."

Business & Technology

Palm oil: Bad for workers as well as orangutans

The environmental sins of the palm oil industry are well known, but its egregious human-rights abuses have been overlooked -- until now.