Grist staff

An eco-focused artist and educator answers questions

What work do you do? I am an artist, art teacher, art therapist, and writer, all dealing with a concern for the fate of the …

Organics program weakened under Bush administration changes, activists say

The Bush administration is giving Americans new reason to watch what they eat — and it’s got nothing to do with carbs. Sealed with a …

A progressive media honcho answers questions

What work do you do? I’m the editor of The Progressive magazine and the director of the Progressive Media Project. I am also the host …

Taking the LEED

Green Landscaping and Building Catches on in Cities Here at Grist, our unflagging good humor is bulletproof, but we imagine less-medicated enviros need the occasional …

Readers sound off on capitalism, bottled water, and, yet again, the Sierra Club election

  From the Hawken’s Mouth Re: From Here to Economy Dear Editor: I think Stan Cox’s piece is wonderful and I am glad to see …

National Park Service employees muzzled on budget shortfalls and other problems

Bush addresses NPS employees in Sequoia National Park. Photo: NPS. It’s the reverse of the Midas touch — instead of turning to gold, everything they …

A Rush and a Swoosh and the Land Is Ours

Nike and Other Outdoor Gear Makers Lobby for Roadless Rule A coalition of large manufacturers of outdoor gear is lobbying in support of the so-called …

Separating the Wheat From the Chaff

Monsanto Abandons Plans for GM Wheat With little fanfare, biotech-food giant Monsanto announced yesterday that it would abandon plans to introduce genetically modified wheat to …

A family-planning advocate and U.N. supporter answers questions

What work do you do? I’m a 62-year-old retired French teacher and tennis coach who has been spending six to eight hours a day for …