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Greg Hanscom

Underwater cities

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

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.

Cities

Here’s what your city will look like when the ice sheets melt

Greenland and Antarctica won't melt in our lifetimes, but these maps give us a glimpse of what our descendants are in for.

night rider

Bright ideas for biking at night

Here's your guide to bike lights, reflectors, and not getting flattened while bicycling in the dark.

Cities

Meet the man who re-energized NYC parks — and wants to do the same for yours

Adrian Benepe was responsible for adding more than 700 acres to the Big Apple's park system. Now he's taking the cause national.

Business & Technology

How one building is changing the world

Seattle's Bullitt Center is making waves far beyond its super-insulated, nontoxic, and FSC-certified walls.

Living

What to do if you’re hit by a car while riding your bike

Here are five things you should do if you’re ever unlucky enough to be hit. And a shining example of what not to do.

Climate & Energy

If these corals can make it in Miami, they’ll make it anywhere

Coral reefs are dying off worldwide, but in the murky waters off of Miami, one man found some remarkable survivors.

Cities

Vegas tops the list of the country’s worst heat islands

On a real scorcher of a day, the mercury downtown can roar 24 degrees above the temps in the surrounding desert. Other cities are feeling the heat, too.

Listen to Your Art

Leaving Las Vegas, a city feeling the slow burn of climate change

I came for the apocalypse. I got art instead.

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