Ted Alvarez

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

Sorry, Sardines

Pacific sardines are crashing — bad news for whales and my salad

Your grandpa's favorite fish (and mine) can't support a West Coast fishery — or all the charismatic megafauna -- that rely on them.

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!