Oil and gas workers are 5 times more likely to die on the job

The industry carved out special exemptions from federal safety regulations, and workers are paying for it.


A top climate negotiator isn’t stressing out over the future of the Paris agreement

Grist catches up with Todd Stern about why he doesn't wonder, “Oh my God, what if.”


Michigan governor attacks PR crisis by drinking Flint water for a month

But he’s only drinking from Flint's tap selectively.

Climate & Energy

Fracking wells released over 5 billion pounds of methane in one year

They released a whole lot of toxic chemicals, too.

Industrial Evolution

This philosopher has a new definition of “nature,” and it includes traffic jams

Koert van Mensvoort's vision of "Next Nature" doesn't distinguish between what's born and what's built.

Industrial Evolution

Are microbes about to remake manufacturing? This synthetic biologist thinks so

Scientists are already using custom-built microbes to make things like perfumes and food additives.


These Latina activists have novel approaches in the fight against gentrification

Ana Urzua and Melody Gonzalez use wellness and restorative justice to respond to Santa Ana's changes.


Meet the director of the documentary based on Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything”

Grist chats with Canadian filmmaker Avi Lewis about the project, political manifestos, and the pope.

Business & Technology

Inventor looks to shake up cleantech with smart solar trackers

Leila Madrone uses her skills in automation and robotics to make solar even better.