How New York’s poor ended up along its vulnerable coast

Decades-old urban planning efforts have resulted in many lower-income New Yorkers living along the city's coastlines.

Climate & Energy

Will the devastated monarch butterfly take flight again?

Activists are working to help these cute bugs rise to their former glory.


This year, make it a DIY Christmas

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, has some unconventional ideas for gift-giving this season -- and she needs a little help.

Climate & Energy

NYC Mayor Bloomberg calls for climate preparedness, reviews Sandy recovery

The mayor's legacy will be how New York handles the climate crisis. In a big speech this morning, he presented his vision.

Business & Technology

Buy Scotch to support smarter development, infuriate Donald Trump

And so we have a new task: Go get drunk.


Who loves eating lobsters more than you? Lobsters

Lobsters eating lobsters -- just more proof that the world is going to hell in a handbasket. But If they can just figure out how to make French fries, they can open up a little stand on the pier.


Words the coal industry doesn’t want to hear: Senator Ashley Judd

Judd, an anti-coal activist as well as an actress, is considering a run against Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). It would be a long shot.


More-dangerous-than-normal crocodile on the loose near Miami

A Nile crocodile runs wild on the streets of Miami. And no, you can't keep it.


California pot farms poison animals, cute and less cute alike

Fishers are ruthless, but marijuana farmers are even worse: They're poisoning the wildlife around their illegal plots in public forests.