Grist staff

Erin Simmons, an advocate for healthy oceans, answers questions

If Everybody Had an Ocean With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I am West Coast organizer for Oceana. What does your organization do? What, …

Readers sound off on eco-jobs, old growth, and more

  Kicking Peterson’s Tongass Re: Shake Dat Tongass Dear Editor: U.S. Representative John Peterson (R-Penn.), who commented that old-growth forests don’t support the kind of …

EPA chief Mike Leavitt hits the swing states

Leavitt, alone. Photo: U.S. EPA. Have a look at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Mike Leavitt‘s calendar over the last several months and you’ll notice …

Tim McCormick, public transit evangelist, answers questions

What environmental organization are you affiliated with? I’m planning manager at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority. It provides public transit for the state of …

Sprawl the Right Moves

Urban Planner Seeks New Vocabulary to Describe Sprawl Delores Hayden, a Yale professor of architecture, urbanism, and American studies, found herself struggling when she tried …

Frist sides with right-wingers to stymie widely supported sea treaty

How’s this for a once-in-a-blue-moon scenario? Six major environmental groups endorse a sweeping international treaty strongly supported by the American Petroleum Institute and other industry …

It’s the Real Thing

Climate Experts Say Global Warming Is Really, Really Real — Really A group of 10 leading U.S. climate researchers expressed frustration yesterday that despite overwhelming …

Ben Cohen, ice cream maven and TrueMajority founder, answers questions

With what organizations are you affiliated? I work with Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, TrueMajority.org, and TrueMajorityACTION.org. What do your organizations do? BLSP is a …

Rue the Day

Paris May Ban SUVs From City Streets Parisian officials have determined that SUVs are no longer in vogue. The left-leaning city council yesterday passed a …