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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.


Americans are apparently not as infatuated with cars as we thought

The elections were a mixed bag for all things urban, but despite a couple of big losses, mass transit came out smelling like roses.


Cities 2012: The races we’re watching

The future of U.S. cities hangs in the balance today. Here are the races that will have special bearing on our urban lives.


Oil-rig wasteland: How the election looks from 37,000 feet

What's at stake in this election? Nothing that isn't laid bare on a flight over the West's booming, and devastated, gas fields.

Climate & Energy

Craig Childs: The man who’s been to the end of the world

This writer and adventurer traveled to the far corners of the globe in search of scenes of collapse and destruction. He came back weirdly heartened.

David Quammen says we better brace for the next Big One

The veteran science writer isn't worried about earthquakes -- he's talking about diseases that come from wild animals as we tear into the Earth's last wild places.

Climate & Energy

‘Want to save the planet? Save people,’ says conservation bigwig

Peter Seligmann, CEO of Conservation International, one of the largest conservation groups on the planet, explains why he decided to dump biodiversity and focus instead on humans.

Climate & Energy

DJ Spooky wants to remix the climate fight

Driven by a desire to see climate change firsthand, this hip hop artist took off for Antarctica with cameras and microphones. He hopes the audiovisual results will move your body and your mind.

Climate & Energy

RIP, Barry Commoner: A scientist who wasn’t afraid to make some noise

This pioneering ecologist argued that protecting the environment was inseparable from social issues such as civil, women's, and consumer rights.


This election season, Americans pony up for public transportation

With federal funding for mass transit flagging, locals seek to pick up the slack with ballot-approved tax measures. So far, it seems to be working.

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