Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard was previously Grist's political reporter. She now covers energy and the environment for The Huffington Post. Follow her on Twitter.

Politics

Lindsey Graham is occasionally almost halfway decent on climate change

This Republican presidential contender gets a lot of credit for his views on the climate, but his record on the issue has been mixed.

Politics

Bernie Sanders swoops into presidential race with high climate-hawk ranking

A new ranking of U.S. senators based on their climate activism puts presidential candidate Bernie Sanders among the top "climate hawks."

Politics

Scott Walker appointee thinks volcanoes are a big climate problem

Here's why he's wrong.

Politics

Tom Steyer launches effort to keep climate deniers out of office

The group intends to show that climate-denying Republican candidates are under the thumbs of major donors like the Koch Brothers.

Climate & Energy

Inhofe threw a snowball on the Senate floor, and therefore climate change isn’t real

The Senate's most vocal critic of the scientific consensus on climate change used the snowball as part of his case for why global warming is a hoax.

Climate & Energy

Obama’s Atlantic drilling plan criticized by Democrats

A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling.

Politics

Senate Democrats plan to kneecap the GOP’s Keystone bill

The newly weakened Senate Democratic caucus is trying to muster all the opposition it can to the impending vote on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Climate & Energy

You can look forward to 30 days of flooding, America

Most coastal regions of the United States will see 30 or more days of flooding by 2050 thanks to sea-level rise, according to new research from NOAA.

Climate & Energy

This doomed Alaskan village shows just how unprepared we are for climate change

Disappearing beaches, erosion, and buildings toppling into the sea are just a few problems citizens of Shishmaref, Alaska, are dealing with due to climate change.