Matt Perry

Matt Perry was Grist's Technology Director and chief nerd from 2008 to 2012.

Top of the Article Page Cleanup

Among a few site changes introduced yesterday, we rolled out a small refresh of the top of our articles.  It provides a cleaner, easier experience for sharing and retweeting articles — we hope you enjoy it.  Coming soon and throughout …

The Blog Horn

New Grist Author Blogs Launch Today

Grist launches new Author blogs today.

I Wish I Knew How to Quit Minin' You

Mountaintop-removal mining devastates Appalachia, but residents fight back

Most folks know coal mining is a dirty and dangerous business, triggering everything from miner’s lung to deadly accidents. But the mountaintop-removal mining increasingly common in Appalachia poses dangers not just to miners but to whole communities already struggling to …