Daniel Penner

Daniel Penner is Grist's associate video producer.

Cities

Biking basics for folks who’ve always wanted to ride, but didn’t dare [VIDEO]

Looking for a basic bicycling video to ease your motorphobia? Well, we've got good news for you!

Climate & Energy

Tornadoes — another argument for American exceptionalism

Three-fourths of all tornadoes worldwide touch down right here in the U.S. of A. Why are we so lucky?

Cities

This town was almost blown off the map — now it’s back, and super green

When the town of Greensburg, Kan., was nearly wiped off the map by a giant tornado, local residents decided to rebuild a town that would endure.

Cities

Bike sharing goes big — but can it get over its little helmet problem?

Bikeshare programs have gained speed in recent years -- except where laws require riders to protect their heads. Can Seattle crack that nut?

Living

The Blue book on bikes: Everything you need to know and then some

Bike blogger/evangelist Elly Blue has written the perfect introduction to bicycling for newbies.

Climate & Energy

Matt Damon brings the fracking fight to the big screen

In the fracking-centric "Promised Land," Matt Damon, John Krasinski, and Gus Van Sant aim to deliver a star-studded, Oscar-baiting environmental drama -- and they'll do it without a single penguin or Powerpoint.

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