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.


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. …

How to spell "BP"

Did we learn anything from the BP oil spill?

The National Oil Spill Commission has given marching orders on how to prevent another disaster. But will Congress listen?

Bach off

Flashback: Bachmann called for 'armed and dangerous' citzenry on climate bill

In the wake of the Arizona shootings, there has been a lot of talk about the influence of political rhetoric. Here are some climate-oriented examples.

Keepin' it deal

Cancun climate breakthrough: It's not perfect, but it's a deal

The Cancun climate conference came to an end with standing ovations for the host country and concurrence among countries to approve an agreement.

The only change you can count on

Cancun: politics vs. science

All the Cancun climate talk discussions about numbers avoid the reality that we're already on the path to dangerous global warming.

Yes we Cancun

What to expect (or not) from the Cancun climate talks

This year's U.N. talks could be our last chance to slow climate change. So will world leaders finally get it right in Cancun?

Don't count your chickens if you can't count

The feds' oil-spill number games

Initial government estimates about the size of the Gulf oil spill were low -- way, way low.

The Republican platform is a voice for the dim bulbs

What to expect when you're expecting a GOP takeover

If Republicans win back the House, efforts to make lightbulbs less efficient are the least of the Democrats' worries.

gas masked

The Gulf's invisible villain: natural gas

You can't see or smell the methane that poured into the ocean with the oil, but experts say it's stealthily destroying marine life.