greg hanscom

Greg Hanscom

Underwater cities

Greg Hanscom was a senior editor at Grist.

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.

Cities

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.

Climate & Energy

New Matt Damon fracking flick is worthy, but lacks sound and fury

"Promised Land," the eco-drama about natural gas drilling in small town America, is noteworthy as a cautionary tale, yet still a bit of a snooze.

Cities

2012: The year cities stood up to climate change — and took a beating

While national and international leaders fiddled, cities got serious about the climate crisis. Then superstorm Sandy showed us how much is at stake -- and how far we still have to go.

Living

Thanks for nothing: A post-holiday report from Grist’s Grinch

Our maverick dad set out to create a magical holiday for his family without buying them presents. Santa proved unstoppable, but he still claims victory.