Grist staff

An eco-film booster answers questions

What organization are you affiliated with? What does it do? I work with the Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Network. I have been on the board for three years now. Every year this organization puts on …

A veteran enviro leader answers questions

What organization are you affiliated with? What does it do? I’m the dean at the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The school is working to become “a truly global school of the …

Apocalyptic Pentagon report on global warming could spur action on Capitol Hill

We’re having a heat wave … Image: NOAA. A hair-raising Pentagon report [PDF] on the potentially imminent and colossal national security threat posed by climate change has been making its way around the Internet since …

Readers sound off on diapers, Dennis Kucinich, and more

  Cut from Different Cloth Re: Kid Commando Dear Editor: I usually love your magazine, but I was disappointed by your column on diapering options. I think it’s great that you educated people about “elimination …

A solar entrepreneur answers questions

What environmental organization are you affiliated with? What does it do? Greenstar. We invest in solar-powered community centers for small villages in the developing world — currently in the West Bank, Jamaica, India, Ghana, Brazil, …

SoCal environmental scientist answers questions

What environmental organization are you affiliated with? What does it do? The Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy (SCERP) is a consortium of universities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border that cares about …

Mining watchdog Radhika Sarin answers questions

What environmental organization are you affiliated with? What does it do? I work for Earthworks, a new partnership designed by the Mineral Policy Center, which seeks to protect communities and the environment from irresponsible mining. …

Keep the Forest Fires Burning

Critics Charge Forest Service With Overzealous Fire Fighting A growing cadre of critics charge the U.S. Forest Service with fighting too many fires, saying that the cost — in money, lives, and ecological damage — …

Readers sound off on John Kerry, mad cow, and more

  Oh, Now We’re Blushing Re: Just Stick to Tofu Dear Editor: I read the Daily Grist of Jan. 9 and laughed out loud, was outraged, and laughed again. I was moved to finally contribute. …

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