Grist staff

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 …

Don't Fear the Reapers: On the alleged "Death of Environmentalism"

Four environmental funders join the debate over the movement’s future

When Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus delivered the talk that has everyone talking, they chose an influential audience: environmental grantmakers. Although the now (in)famous pair focused on mainstream advocacy organizations in their discussion of the death of environmentalism, others have …

Living

Robyn Griggs Lawrence, editor of Natural Home & Garden magazine, answers questions

Robyn Griggs Lawrence. What’s your job title? Editor in chief, Natural Home & Garden magazine. How does it relate to the environment? Working under the tagline “Living Green, Living Well,” our magazine’s mission is to show mainstream America that living …

An InterActivist corrects the record and devoted readers ladle on the love — some of them, anyway

  Re: It All Comes Out in the Walsh Dear Editor: I would like to set the record straight. Bill Walsh identified the American Chemical Society as one of 1,000 “trade associations defending the rights of polluters.” Walsh said he …

Eco-label watchdog Urvashi Rangan answers questions

Urvashi Rangan. What work do you do? I’m an environmental-health scientist and policy analyst at Consumers Union. I also manage two public-education websites. Consumers Union also publishes Consumer Reports magazine, and I do dip into the testing and publishing side …