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

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.

Cities

Why death won’t keep me from biking in the city

Our streets weren't designed to accommodate bikes and cars together, but with work, we can get there.

Cities

Lessons from 2014: If you care about green cities, you must care about justice too

Cities may hold the solutions to our global climate crisis -- but only if we address deep-seated inequities.

Climate & Energy

Sea swallows the last house in doomed Virginia beach town

In the 1950s, developers pitched Cedar Island, Va., as the next great East Coast beach resort. That dream is now completely gone.

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