Melissa Cronin

Melissa Cronin is a Grist fellow.

Special Report

Coal’s Last Gamble: A choking industry bets on one more big score

Why can't America quit this dirty, doomed fuel?

coal trucks

Coal lobbyists are the loneliest lobbyists

Coal groups are hemorrhaging cash and supporters.

Tide 2 Go

‘Alarming’ coral reef bleaching wave descends on the Maldives

It's a bad time to be a coral -- still.

Sorry (I Ain't Sorry)

Volkswagen says it’s cleaning up its emissions, this time for reals

Volkswagen pivots from cheating on emissions to (maybe) filtering them out.

off the rails

Explosive oil trains are feeling some serious heat this week

Protestors across the U.S. are trying to take down this deadly public health threat.

Don't be a wiener

Celebrate America by avoiding our national embarrassment: Hot dogs


Black gold

Desperate for cash, Trump turns to the coal industry

If there's any money left in coal, that is.

Conservatives try out bizarre energy attack ad

It's certainly inventive.

The next U.S. president could save or destroy the Arctic

And his or her decision could last a lifetime.