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

Zappos billionaire wants to turn a dusty Las Vegas wasteland into a thriving urban hub

Tech incubators, coworking spaces, car-share Teslas, a 40-foot, fire-breathing praying mantis. It's all here. Now all Tony Hsieh needs is some people.

Climate & Energy

Northwest wildfires: We broke the forests, now we need to fix them

Decades of logging, fire suppression, and now climate change have turned our forests into firestorms. But the war on wildfire is one we just can't win.

Business & Technology

For $5 a month, you can put food on a stray climate writer’s plate

Beacon lets you sponsor your favorite writer. It's the Adopt-A-Manatee program of the online news ecosystem.

Climate & Energy

New Jersey reshuffles Sandy relief dollars, admits to numerous mistakes

The announcement follows an investigation by a scrappy local news site that found that the state’s scorecards for distributing relief money were riddled with errors.

Location, location, location

When storms hit, scrappy local reporters rush to the rescue

Small news websites are filling in some of the void left by shrinking city newspapers and TV news coverage. They're proving their worth in times of disaster.

Cities

The economic crash brought Vegas to its knees; climate change could do it again

Sin City has been slow to recover from the fallout from the financial meltdown. Now here comes another kick in the teeth.

Cities

Sorry, Vegas: You just can’t fake being prepared for climate change

Sin City is a master of fakery and impersonation. But behind the sunglasses, it has had to grapple with some thorny realities — and climate change is bringing more.

Cities

Longtime Vegas water czar warns other cities to brace for climate change

Patricia Mulroy talks about climate adaptation, rancher Cliven Bundy, and the day she thought Las Vegas had run out of water.

Cities

Las Vegas’ binge drinking days are over. Can it survive the hangover?

Never mind those fountains, Sin City has gotten serious about water conservation. But with an ongoing drought and the looming threat of climate change, it will have to do a lot more.

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