Grist staff

Politics

Allan Thornton, environmental investigator, answers questions

Allan Thornton. What work do you do? I run the Environmental Investigation Agency, a nonprofit environmental group with offices in Washington, D.C., and London. I generally oversee the strategic development of the organization, which includes targeting research, deploying investigative teams …

Living

Mark Shelley, environmental film producer, answers questions

What work do you do? I produce films and other media about the environment. In the film world, I am executive producer of Sea Studios Foundation and a senior series producer for National Geographic Television and Film. In the foundation …

Umbra’s N-power column and Grist’s giveaway raise ire and interest

  Re: Half-Life Is Beautiful? Dear Editor: Embracing nuclear power in an attempt to avoid the global-warming implications of reliance on coal is like taking up heroin to avoid an addiction to crack. While disregarding the known greenhouse-gas costs associated …

Arni Finnsson of the Iceland Nature Conservation Association answers questions

Arni Finnsson. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? Iceland Nature Conservation Association. We are the biggest member-based NGO in Iceland with 1,300 members. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? The powerful …

Readers talk back about Lakoff, immature humor, homeschoolers, and more

  Re: Don’t Think of the Environment Dear Editor: First, full disclosure: I am a former grad student of George Lakoff’s and was a research associate at the Rockridge Institute for several months. That should make my biases obvious. Amanda …

Photos of Iceland reveal a land of extremes

Photos: © Layne Kennedy In case you haven’t heard, we’re giving away a trip to Iceland. As a result, this photo essay is a bit of a divergence from our usual tough-as-nails coverage, wherein the prettiest pictures we run are …

Norris McDonald, president of the African American Environmentalist Association, answers questionsNo

Norris McDonald. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I’m president of the African American Environmentalist Association. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? The African American Environmentalist Association, founded in 1985, is …

Backchat from Earth First! and ExxonMobil, and a response from Riki Ott

  Re: Climb Every Mountain. Then Remove It. Dear Editor: Thanks for runnin’ a blurb on Mountain Justice Summer on your fine website. The only thing is that the groups involved with Mountain Justice Summer, which include Katuah Earth First! …

Lice Age

Farmed salmon infect wild stocks with sea lice, study finds A new study of wild and farmed salmon in the Pacific Northwest reveals that farmed salmon breed parasitic sea lice that infect juvenile wild salmon swimming nearby and could affect …