The Climate Desk is a journalistic collaboration that Grist has been a part of since its inception in 2010, when a bunch of media outlets (in addition to us, that would be the Atlantic, Mother Jones, Slate, Wired, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and PBS’s Need to Know) decided that covering climate change was, in a sense, Bigger than All of Us.

Since then Climate Desk has served as both a clearing-house for the in-depth coverage of climate issues that all the partners are doing — and also a testing ground for new approaches to telling the climate story.

Today the Climate Desk unveils a spiffy new website and begins a new phase of its existence, with a focus on producing original multimedia stories. Today, for instance, there’s a great video about what’s really behind President Obama’s push to fill our gas tanks with algae.

Also, the Climate Desk collaborators are delighted to welcome the Guardian as our newest member!

Here’s the video introducing Climate Desk’s new incarnation: