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.

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.

this weak in the senate

Senate energy package: Wait, it gets worse!

The Democrats are planning to put forward a very tiny, weak energy package. Here's what we know is going to be in the package.

slick as a whistle blower

BP whistleblower: ‘They just don’t know who they’re messing with’

If you’ve been reading Mother Jones lately, you’ve heard about BP’s stranglehold on media access in the Gulf, which has included preventing reporters from visiting …

Sick with me, kid

Can global warming give you kidney stones?

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt van RijnPhoto: Wikimedia Commons. The 1995 Chicago heat wave was one of the most brutal weather …

Copenhagen's Skeptic Tank

Climate skeptics descend on the Copenhagen talks

Cross-posted from MotherJones.com. The Bella Center, the venue hosting the Copenhagen climate negotiations, is overflowing with advocates seeking action on climate change. But their opponents …

Don't mess with him

Badass mayor builds bridges between working class and enviros

Mayor John FettermanPhoto: The Cap SolutionJohn Fetterman is not easy to miss. He’s 6’8″, 325 pounds, and usually dressed in a black work shirt and …