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Greg Hanscom

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

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.

Cities

A Las Vegas community garden beats the odds

A silver lining to the economic downturn that brought Vegas to its knees: People may be setting down roots.

Climate & Energy

Conservationists need to get out of the woods — and get serious about diversity

A new report finds that environmental groups, foundations, and government agencies have made little progress over the decades to include people of color, poor people, and others outside of the white middle class.

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.