Greg Hanscom

Greg Hanscom was a senior editor at Grist.

Lessons from Superstorm Sandy

This is what it will look like when the Big One hits New York City

Hurricane Sandy was just a taste of what's to come. Now you can get a look at the full meal deal, thanks to a super cool new mapping tool.

Lessons from Superstorm Sandy

Nature vs. nature: Is “green infrastructure” the best defense against climate disasters?

A year after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, some scientists argue that restoring reefs and marshes can protect us next time. Engineers say that's a bunch of baloney.

Lessons from Superstorm Sandy

NYC hurricane expert: “Sandy wasn’t the Big One”

Professor Nicholas K. Coch spent decades warning officials that a hurricane could slam into New York City. Superstorm Sandy proved him right -- but it could have been much worse, he says.

Save yourselves: When it comes to climate change, the cavalry isn’t coming

With little or no leadership from above, Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Towns movement, says change has to start at the street level -- and he's seeing it happen.

In the hot seat: The NAACP gets into the climate fight

The director of the NAACPs climate justice program talks about why the venerable civil rights organization has taken up the cause.

Moment of roof: Urban farming entrepreneur explains how he got on top

Mohamed Hage is breaking ground in urban ag, feeding cities from a high-tech hydroponic greenhouses on rooftops in Montreal.

The secret, sordid lives of shared cars

Wonder what mischief your car might get into in the hands of strangers? Here are a few cautionary tales.

7 tips for sharing your car without going broke

Rent your car out when you’re not using it -- sounds like easy money, right? It’s not.

Vikings have the most fun: U.N. says Danes are the happiest people on the planet

What's the secret to the Dane's sunny disposition? Our man on the streets finds out.