Business & Technology

Cities

Seattle’s bike share struggles like an Amazon bro trying to online date

The little bike share that can't. At least not yet.

Business & Technology

CDC prevents thousands of foodborne illnesses every year

It also saves millions in medical costs, but we only ever hear about the outbreaks that it doesn't prevent.

Climate & Energy

Clinton backtracks on coal comments after coal lovers throw a fit

The candidate pointed out that coal is in trouble. This did not go over well in coal country.

News

Obama’s offshore drilling plan mostly a win for environmentalists, with a caveat

The East Coast is closed to drillers. The Arctic remains open.

COME WORK WITH US

Could you be Grist’s newest fellow?

Early-career journalists, listen up: It's now time to apply for the Grist fellowship.

Hell and High Water

Houston is a sitting duck for the next big hurricane. Why isn’t Texas ready?

Houston is home to the nation's largest refining and petrochemical complex, where billions of gallons of oil and dangerous chemicals are stored.

News

Could there be a Fukushima-like disaster in the U.S.?

On the five-year anniversary of Japan's nuclear meltdown, we might want to look to our own aging plants.

Food

Americans are nothing but Lucky Charms and chicken fingers, study shows

More than half of our daily energy intake comes from highly processed foods.