A Billion-Pound Problem
How unchecked “excess emissions” ballooned in Texas.
Study: US owes $80 trillion in climate reparations
Major polluting countries could be responsible for a collective $170 trillion for overshooting their fair share of carbon emissions.
In oil-rich New Mexico, officials restrict new drilling
Two separate decisions limit fossil fuel extraction on public lands, protecting schools and Indigenous sites.
As ocean oxygen levels dip, fish face an uncertain future
Global warming not only increases ocean temperatures — it triggers a cascade of effects that are stripping the seas of oxygen. Fish are already moving to new waters in search of oxygen, and scientists are warning of the long-term threat to fish species and marine ecosystems.
As the nation’s second-largest reservoir recedes, a once-drowned ecosystem emerges
Lake Powell reached record low levels, revealing a landscape that environmentalists call a "lost national park."
Grist reports on topics like Politics, Energy, Equity, Solutions, and how they intersect with climate. All topics.
How a Koch-owned chemical plant in Texas gamed the Clean Air Act
The Roadless Rule is supposed to protect our wild places. What went wrong in the Tongass National Forest?
The disease after tomorrow
The Permian Basin is ground zero for a billion-dollar surge of zombie oil wells
Ghosts of Polluters Past
More climate fiction
Imagine editors' picks
The global plastics treaty can fight climate change — if it reduces plastic production
A new report says a 75 percent cut in plastics is needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Another climate tipping point to worry about: Plankton
Rising temperatures could turn one of the world's most common organisms into a major source of carbon emissions.
Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there — unless you’re a California homeowner
State Farm blamed "rapidly growing catastrophe exposure," along with inflation and reinsurance costs, for fleeing the Golden State ahead of wildfire season.
Recapping season 3 of our Temperature Check podcast: 6 personal stories of climate pivot points
Discover the latest season of Grist's flagship podcast, featuring intimate looks at people's climate journeys.
HUD takes on climate crisis with a new retrofit program
The federal initiative will reach only hundreds out of the 24,000 properties that need upgrades.
Environmental groups slam ‘poison pills’ in debt ceiling bill
The proposal would push forward a 303-mile pipeline and weaken a bedrock environmental law.
Should we pull carbon out of the air with trees, or machines?
It’s not as simple as it sounds.
Another target of GOP spending cuts: renewables for farmers
A budget proposal in the House could roll back billions for rural clean energy.
Need a daily dose of good climate news? Subscribe to The Beacon to receive daily updates from Grist on solutions driving us forward. Always free, and always fresh.Subscribe
Want the latest reporting from Grist in your inbox every day? The Daily is a free daily roundup of our top stories.Subscribe