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

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.

Climate Change

This is what global warming looks like

Polar scientists visited a glacier to see how much ice it'd lost in two years due to global warming. The results were dramatic.

Climate Change

Did ExxonMobil break its promise to stop funding climate deniers?

The oil giant ExxonMobil may have given big bucks to scientist Wei Hock "Willie" Soon, who blames global warming on the sun.

Oil

BP’s still making bank

Looks like the past year hasn’t been so bad after all for BP, which today reported a 16 percent increase in profits over the first quarter of 2010. The company reported $7.2 billion in net …

Oil

‘BP hasn’t made people whole’

The Gulf oil disaster largely disappeared from the headlines last August, after the well was finally capped and the federal government declared that most of the oil was “gone.” For Gulf coast residents, though, the …

Oil

10 reasons to still be pissed off about the BP disaster

BP is gunning to get back to drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. When the Department of Interior issued its first deepwater permit since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it was for a well that BP owns half of. …