Mitch Anderson

Mitch Anderson is a frequent contributor the The Tyee, a Vancouver-based online newspaper, writing about the environment, climate change and resource economics. His work has also appeared in Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Utne Reader and Desmog Blog.

The Planet-Saving Potential of Whale Poop


How a chance encounter on the high seas between scientists and an IMF economist led to a trillion-dollar epiphany about earth’s largest creature.

Power Struggle


In the haze of the California wildfires, a Native American tribe’s independent electricity grid saved the day. Is a new model for energy in America rising from the ashes? 

Trees Are Healing Our Planet


A recent study found that new forests might be our best shot at saving the world. A global guide to doing it right.

When Politics Fails, Call the Lawyers


It was legal teams—not politicians—that ultimately held the tobacco industry to account. Their next target? Perpetrators of climate change.

Interactive: 30 Years of Suing the Bastards


Early lawsuits like the Exxon Valdez settlement paved the way for the cases now holding climate changers to account. See our timeline of the eco-litigation evolution.

The Viking Guide to Oil Wealth Management


While other countries let corporate interests plunder their oil, Norway strong-armed the CEOs into giving its citizens a windfall.