Samantha Larson

Samantha Larson is a science nerd, adventure enthusiast, and former Grist fellow. Follow her on Twitter.

The Scientist

What is so great about whales? This scientist says it’s their poop

Asha de Vos studies how the blue whales of Sri Lanka, threatened by a booming shipping industry, help feed an ecosystem from the bottom up.

The Survivor

This surfer is committed to saving sharks — even though he lost his leg to one of them

Mike Coots lost his leg in a shark attack. Then he joined the group Shark Attack Survivors for Shark Conservation, and started fighting to save SHARKS from US.

The Arbiter

What seafood is OK to eat, anyway? Ask an expert

When it comes to sustainable seafood, you could say director of Seafood Watch Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly is the ultimate arbiter of taste.

The Explorer

What’s there to see at the bottom of the ocean? More than you’d think

We know more about the moon than the deep sea. National Geographic explorer David Gruber wants to change that.

Nothin' But A Green Thang

He’s young, green, Latino, openly gay — and the mayor of Long Beach

Robert Garcia, the mayor of Long Beach, talks cars, the port, and why green is second nature for him.

Walk The Walk

Meet a climate marcher

Couldn't make the People's Climate March? Meet a few who did -- and learn what they were fighting for.

IN THE COHOUSE

Hacker houses offer shared living for the young, green, and tech-obsessed

Forget the commune: Across the country, new kinds of co-living spaces are trying to disrupt economies and transform city life.

OCEAN'S 911

This woman has spent almost a year underwater. Here’s why she’s your new hero

Star scientist Sylvia Earle dives deep in a splashy new Netflix doc about oceans.

Climate & Energy

Fracking operations get even closer to drinking water sources than we thought

A new study reports that oil and gas companies frack at much shallower depths than they want you to know -- and much closer to water you might want to drink some day.