People

6 years after Deepwater Horizon oil spill, thousands of people are still sick

The disaster took a heavy toll on public health in the Gulf.

Florida governor won’t extend voter deadline, even in a hurricane

Residents were told to evacuate. Now, they might not be able to register to vote.

SXSW Eco

This young engineer wants to convince you that nuclear power is just what the climate needs

Rachel Slaybaugh is excited about new nuclear startups and confident that nuclear energy can be safe.

deplorable

Hurricane Matthew has brought the weather deniers out of hiding.

Pro-tip: Don't take life-or-death advice from Matt Drudge.

SXSW Eco

Meet the woman who’s making Google more sustainable

Kate Brandt, Google's lead for sustainability, tells us what she's excited about right now.

SEAFLOOR-A AND FAUNA

She studies underwater methane-eating microbes that keep our planet in balance. Genius!

Meet biologist and new MacArthur Fellow Victoria Orphan.

Do Your Job

Yeah, Zika’s still a thing — so why won’t Congress pass funding to fight it?

The CDC estimates up to 10,300 pregnant women will contract Zika before year's end. Come on, Congress.

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You know you want to be Grist’s newest fellow

Grist is looking for an editorial fellow, a justice fellow, and a video fellow. Apply today!

Road work ahead

Chicago just named a street for an environmental justice hero.

There's now a street called Hazel Johnson EJ Way.