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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.


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.


Spin cycle: Copenhagen’s rise, fall, and rise again to cycling supremacy

More than a third of Copenhageners bike to school or work, but it hasn't always been that way -- and city officials say that's not nearly enough.


An American in Denmark: Close encounters with European bicycle culture

In Copenhagen, bikes are as common as vacuum cleaners -- and the people who ride them are bloody amazing.


Welcome to the urban jungle: Nature in cities is Grist’s July theme

This month, look at how nature gets into our cities and under our skin, even where we least expect it.


“Catastrophic failure”: Adventures in car sharing, part 2

Turns out that, as a business proposition, the sharing economy can be a pretty risky one.


Share-brained idea: Adventures in car sharing, part 1

An unused car languishing in a driveway seems like the perfect way to join the sharing economy. What could go wrong?


Nature’s CEO: Mark Tercek says conservation is good for business

The president of the largest conservation group in the galaxy says that when it comes to cleaning air and water and standing up to climate change, nature has the best answers.

Climate & Energy

As the climate warms, skiers can kiss their Aspen goodbye

Global warming almost certainly spells doom for ski resorts. So why aren’t industry leaders making more of a stink about it?

Climate & Energy

NYT, WaPo cut back environment coverage, since we’re not worried about that anymore

The New York Times kills its environment blog and the Washington Post reassigns its crack climate reporter to cover politics. Apparently there’s just not much news on the environment front these days.