Photo by Jason Barnette.

Today we pull the curtains back on the latest new feature here at Grist. The paint’s still drying. The work isn’t finished. But we’re ready to invite you in.

Welcome to the new Gristmill — the spot at Grist to tune in to the latest in the realms of climate and energy, sustainable food, cities, and all the other Grist-y stuff we cover. What just happened? What are people saying about it? What does it mean, and how does it all connect?