Ted Alvarez

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

Sea stars

Where are the ocean heroes of our childhood now? All washed up

Not unlike Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus, these sea stars get distinctly less Disney-approved when the franchise ends.

Whoah, Nice Marmot

This marmot wants to make out with you because of climate change

Featuring steamy lines from "nature's pickup artists."

Back in the Hobbit

The world’s first official climate refugees land in New Zealand

New Zealand accepts a refugee family from Tuvalu hoping to escape their sinking island nation.

Grape Expectations

A warmer planet means boozier wines. Trust us, that’s bad

Warmer temps will increase the alcohol content of wine -- which will first be good, then bad, and then very, very bad.

Class Dismissed

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse schools climate deniers in Senate, drops mic

Every climate-denial argument ever gets eviscerated in one place.

More Like Pacific Northworst

Climate refugees, DO NOT MOVE TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Sure, you'll be safe from the majority of climate disasters, but the people out here are just. the. worst.

Caboose? More Like Kaboom

This doc about “bomb trains” filled with crude oil will make your head explode

VICE News releases a slick film investigating the dangers of trains carrying oil from the Bakken shale to the Pacific Northwest.

Suburban Warfare

Out-of-touch dads still want gas-guzzling SUVs, apparently

SUVs are saving General Motors, but that doesn't mean they're about to rule the roads again.

Primal Screen

“Snowpiercer” is cli-fi with no science in it. We need more films like it.

Does "Snowpiercer" herald an age of well-made sci-fi where climate change is the Big Bad of choice?

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