Ted Alvarez

Ted Alvarez is Grist's managing editor. Follow him @tedster.

the early bear gets the warm

Yellowstone’s grizzlies have officially given up on winter

It's so warm that the park's famous grizzlies are coming out of hibernation earlier than ever before.

Wave Hello

Please look at these beautiful waves, because the ocean is awesome

When the seas inevitably rise to swallow civilization as we know it, at least it'll be f*cking gorgeous.

Winter's Boner

We are literally breaking polar bear penises now

It seems we shall spare the polar bear no indignity: PCB pollution is weakening the species' penis bone.

You Gonna Finish That?

Picky eaters — like penguins and my cousin Jables — could starve under climate change

Specialist eaters like chinstrap penguins could face species-ending food shortages, while generalists like gentoo penguins thrive.

Cool Whirl

See your new favorite parts of Earth (and Middle-earth) in 4 minutes

You'll never need to board a carbon-spewing plane again.

may the eyes have it!

The Senate will vote to decide if climate change is real

Other things Senate to vote on the existence of: time, the moon, vegetables, Jean Claude Van Damme.

Baked Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska, is so hot right now

For the first time in recorded history, temps in Anchorage didn't drop below zero all year. Alaskans are freaked out.

Grist's List

14 for ’14: The most popular Grist stories this year

Grist's most popular stories, captured in a hoary list. Enjoy!

Breast Intentions

The Daily Show reminds us “pink fracking” against breast cancer is the most ridiculous thing ever

Fracking company Baker Hughes painted 1,000 drill bits pink to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Yep: no hypocrisy there.

Got 2.7 seconds?

We've devised the world's shortest survey to find out what kind of actions our readers are taking. You know you want to.

Sure!  
×