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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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The feds' oil-spill number games

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 oil-soaked public beaches and barring its spill cleanup workers from …