Sara Bernard

Sara Bernard is a Grist fellow, wilderness junkie, and globetrotter. Follow her on Twitter.

Climate & Energy

We wrote (and sang!) these climate apocalypse holiday carols just for you

Here are the Grist Family Singers with a little two-part harmony on "Away in the (climate apocalypse) Future" and "Violent Night." You're welcome.

SHROOMS WIZ

This guy thinks mushrooms can save the planet and he’s not even tripping

Radical Mycology cofounder Peter McCoy thinks mushrooms hold the secret to human and environmental health. He may be on to something.

Cities

Behold the nightmare Manhattan would become if everyone commuted by car

Without public transit, New York would have to build nearly 50 multi-lane bridges to accommodate its commuters. Yikes.

MISSISSIPPI MOJO

A green utopia deep in Mississippi? This guy has a game plan

Kali Akuno wants to build an eco-village in the middle of Jackson, Miss. And so far, he's getting all the cooperation he needs.

Climate & Energy

Prepare to be schooled on climate change, America

A quarter of Americans don't believe in climate change. The White House wants to change that.

Cities

Cheap gas will make Thanksgiving traffic even worse this year

Cheap gas is not a good thing for the climate -- or for pre-Thanksgiving gridlock.

Climate & Energy

Phew! Texas textbook publisher ditches climate denial

Pearson, the world's largest education publisher, nixes climate denial from its Texas textbook. Huzzah!

Caught Wet-handed

California drought leads to a black market for water

California's worst-in-history drought is creating a whole new revenue stream for water poachers.

Climate & Energy

Texas official ignores voters’ ban on fracking

Days after Denton passed its fracking ban, Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick said she'd keep giving oil companies permits to drill.

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