Ted Alvarez

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

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?

Wild Mannered

Should wilderness get the axe?

The Wilderness Act turns 50 this year. But climate change means we need to rethink what "wild" even means.

Special Olympics

Watch this scientist fight climate change on the gorgeous Olympic Coast

This new film highlights one medium-chill scientist's efforts to measure climate impacts on America's wildest coast.

Vice, Vice Baby

VICE chases melting ice in Greenland

VICE CEO and TV host Shane Smith talks about his adventures chasing melting ice in Greenland and covering climate change -- "the biggest story."

Iron Maiden singer will fly around the world in a giant hybrid airship

Iron Maiden singer, pilot, and hero Bruce Dickinson will circumnavigate the globe in the biggest thing that's ever flown -- a huge hybrid balloon.

Climate & Energy

Water & oil: One battle to save the Sacred Headwaters ends, another begins

In the conclusion to our series, Shell Canada makes a surprising move in Northern B.C., and residents look to what's next.

Climate & Energy

Water & oil: Under threat, Sacred Headwaters’ immune system kicks in

In part 2 of our series on Canada's Sacred Headwaters, tensions grow as a small First Nations tribe draws support from near and far for a showdown with Big Oil -- and itself.

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