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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.


“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.

Climate & Energy

Can Sally Jewell sell Obama on the value of the great outdoors?

Conservationists are tripping over themselves to praise Obama's nomination of the CEO of REI as the nation’s top land manager. Can she convince the president it's time to kick some ass?

Business & Technology

The secret to the sharing economy: ‘You don’t want the drill — you want the hole’

Shareable founder Neal Gorenflo talks about crowdsourcing his life, his decision to give up his beloved surf wagon, and how sharing is reshaping the economy.

Business & Technology

The sharing economy wants to play with the big kids — is it ready?

Can companies like Airbnb survive in a hostile regulatory environment -- or even rewrite the rules? Maybe, but only if they're honest about what they're doing.


Sims’ city: Urban America, as seen by Obama’s former HUD boss

Former HUD bigwig Ron Sims talks about Obama’s urban policies, suburban sprawl, and tackling unemployment and the climate crisis at the same time.

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