Articles by Matt Perry
Matt Perry was Grist's Technology Director and chief nerd from 2008 to 2012.
Top of the Article Page Cleanup
Among a few site changes introduced yesterday, we rolled out a small refresh of the top of our articles. It provides a cleaner, easier experience for sharing and retweeting articles — we hope you enjoy it. Coming soon and throughout the year, look for improvements in the facebook sharing mechanism, and further streamlining on these […]
New Grist Author Blogs Launch Today
Grist launches new Author blogs today.
Mountaintop-removal mining devastates Appalachia, but residents fight back
Most folks know coal mining is a dirty and dangerous business, triggering everything from miner’s lung to deadly accidents. But the mountaintop-removal mining increasingly common in Appalachia poses dangers not just to miners but to whole communities already struggling to get by. In recent years, this hugely destructive process — whereby the tops of mountains […]