Grist staff

  • Bern Johnson, head of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, answers questions

    What work do you do? I’m executive director of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide. What does your organization do? ELAW helps grassroots lawyers around the world protect human rights and the environment. We’re working with partners in 70 countries and …

  • Under the Covers: Brazil, naturally

    Short summaries of three new eco-books

    Seeing as how my last Under the Covers column was a summer reading list, and now it’s an entirely different season, I think it’s time I return with more eco-reading selections for what must be my terribly book-hungry audience. First …

  • Tender Loving Caribou

    Judge sides with caribou, bans snowmobiles from some Idaho national forests Mountain caribou celebrated last week as a judge banned snowmobiles from a nearly 470-square-mile caribou recovery zone in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The ban will hold unless the …

  • Orrin H. Pilkey, shoreline expert, answers questions

    Orrin Pilkey. What work do you do? I am a retired professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke and am still actively engaged in research and writing. The North Carolina Coastal Federation is the only environmental organization …

  • The Roadless Rule Is Dead! Long Live the Roadless Rule!

    Judge puts Clinton’s roadless policy back in action In a Three Stooges-esque poke to the eyes of the Bush administration (nyuk nyuk!), U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Laporte yesterday reinstated a Clinton-era ban on road construction, logging, mining, and other development …

  • Something Fishy: Talk Like a Pirate Day

    Arrr … you ready to party?

    Ahoy there, mateys! ‘Tis I, ye saucy wench, and this day be wonderful for Something Fishy. First, as has been mentioned several times already, there’ve been some exciting discoveries out in the South Pacific — including some 52 new species …

  • Alisa Gravitz, director of Co-op America, answers questions

    Alisa Gravitz. What work do you do? I have the great pleasure of serving as Co-op America’s executive director. What does your organization do? Co-op America uses the power of the marketplace to solve social and environmental problems. Our name …

  • Chagrin and Bear It

    Melting sea ice makes polar bears starve, drown Travel agents hawking trips to the Arctic have been boasting lately of an increased likelihood that tourists will see polar bears — because starving bears are encroaching on human settlements to scavenge …

  • Huston Eubank, director of the World Green Building Council, answers questions

    Huston Eubank. What work do you do? I’m executive director of the World Green Building Council. What does your organization do? The World Green Building Council is a union of green building councils from around the world who are working …