Scott Dodd

Scott Dodd is Grist's executive editor.

Eyes on the Prize

Top U.S. climate negotiator warns the world is watching our deplorable election

The Paris climate deal will never be fully “Trump-proof,” Jonathan Pershing says. But rolling back progress wouldn’t be so easy.

Storm Warning

It’s official: Hurricane Matthew is a monster.

It's already one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded.

Storm Comin'

October hurricanes aren’t supposed to be this scary.

After devastating Haiti, Hurricane Matthew -- one of the most powerful late-season storms on record -- is aiming for the U.S. coast.

You Break It, You Bought It

Pro-tip: It costs a lot when you spill tar sands oil into a river

Enbridge just got socked with the largest fine ever for a U.S. pipeline spill.

Election Guide ★ 2016

We’re here to make sense of an election that doesn’t

A lot of crucial issues are at stake this year. Too bad pols aren’t talking about most of them.

Another inconvenient truth: Great journalism ain’t free

Al Gore’s movie cost a cool million. We’re asking you for a lot less.


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Business & Technology

VIDEO: Is Gulf seafood safe to eat after oil spill?

New Orleans is world-famous for its seafood, but the Gulf Coast oil spill has left the future of the industry and those who rely on it for their livelihoods in jeopardy as fishing grounds close and diners fear for the …


Urban hawks take flight on New York’s Upper West Side

Photo: Ralph HockensReason No. 137 that I love commuting by bike in New York City: I get to watch baby hawks go to flight school. Last year, I was fascinated and then heartbroken by a pair of red-tail hawks that …