greg hanscom

Greg Hanscom

Underwater cities

Greg Hanscom is a senior editor at Grist. He tweets about cities, bikes, transportation, policy, and sustainability at @ghanscom.

Cities

5 reasons there might be hope for Baltimore after all

This big-hearted city is showing the world that it may be down, but it's sure not out.

Cities

Wake-up call from Baltimore: We can no longer ignore our inner cities

Watching the city blow up, we’re forced to recon with decades of racism and neglect. Now it’s time to get serious about solutions.

Cities

John Kerry knows cities hold the key to fighting climate change

As world leaders prepare for climate talks in Paris, the secretary of state says the real leadership is coming from the local level.

Cities

John Oliver is the only person who can make you laugh and care about fixing bridges

And the Last Week Tonight host has a good solution: raising gas taxes.

Cities

Traffic is so bad in Seattle that people have resorted to riding the bus

Why sit in traffic all by yourself when you can do it with 30 or 40 of your closest friends?

Climate & Energy

Sea level “jumps” 5 inches. Probably nothing to worry about

Every once in a while, Mother Nature throws a curve ball.

Cities

This map shows the freakiest places to ride a bike in NYC

This is your brain. This is your brain wired up with electrodes and forced to pedal through New York's terrifying concrete jungle.

Climate & Energy

Enjoy it while it lasts — winter is moving north

A zippy new infographic shows how our winters are warming. Type in your city and find out whose secondhand seasons you'll have by 2100.

Climate & Energy

Good news and bad news about rising seas

First the good news: Seas didn't rise as much as we thought in the 20th century. Bad news? They're rising even faster now.