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.

Climate & Energy

Flood, rebuild, repeat: Are we ready for a Superstorm Sandy every other year?

Why we pretend the next storm won't happen -- and flush billions in disaster relief down the drain.

Climate & Energy

U.S. won’t fund a massive coal plant in Vietnam

After Obama's climate pledge, is the Export-Import Bank finally changing its stance on fossil fuel projects?

Climate & Energy

Burning fossil fuels imperils our ability to burn fossil fuels

Large power plants are stuck in a terrible cycle.

Climate & Energy

Confirmed: Fracking triggers quakes and seismic chaos

A new study in Science links tremors near Midwest injection sites with huge quakes thousands of miles away.

Climate & Energy

Here comes the son: Barry Goldwater Jr. fights for solar power in Arizona

Barry Goldwater Jr. is putting the family name behind an effort to protect solar energy's growing share of the electricity market.

Climate & Energy

Obama: “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society”

The good bits from Obama's climate speech and plan, from denier bashing to renewable energy goals.

Climate & Energy

FEMA report: Climate change could increase areas at risk of flood by 45 percent

A landmark study finds climate change could have a huge impact on the National Flood Insurance Program.

Climate & Energy

On natural gas, green groups can’t make up their minds

The natural gas boom has big green groups wrestling with whether to support regulated gas extraction as a cleaner alternative to coal.

Natural Gas

For Pennsylvania’s doctors, a gag order on fracking chemicals

A new law forbids the state's doctors from sharing information with patients exposed to toxic fracking solutions.

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