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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.


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.

Climate & Energy

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.

Business & Technology

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.

Business & Technology

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.


Bird’s-eye view: Why crows thrive in the urban jungle

With biodiversity on the wane, crows' prospects are inextricably linked with ours. Find out why in this video.

Climate & Energy

We’re already sick of climate change — and getting sicker

Reporter Linda Marsa investigated the impact of global warming on our health. Cover your mouth: What she found is terrifying.


Riding lessons for U.S. cities from one of Europe’s bike capitals

The key to convincing Americans to swap out the car for a bike? Make bicycling boring -- and ensure that they won’t end up as road pizza.