Lisa Hymas

Lisa Hymas is senior editor at Grist. You can follow her on Twitter and Google+.

Climate & Energy

Obama OKs pipeline that will help Canada’s tar-sands industry

But not the pipeline you're thinking of. This one will carry ultra-light oil up to Alberta where it can be used to thin tar-sands oil for transport.

Climate & Energy

Will Massachusetts become the second state to ban fracking?

Legislation that would impose a 10-year moratorium on fracking is making its way through the state legislature.

Living

If your pot isn’t organic, you’re probably inhaling pesticides

Bummer news for pot smokers: Up to 70 percent of the pesticides found on a marijuana bud can end up in the smoke you're inhaling.

Politics

The big election winner: Deep-pocketed Tom Steyer

With a hefty injection of money from Steyer, enviros won two key contests on Tuesday: the governor's race in Virginia and a race in rural Washington that may determine the fate of a coal export terminal.

Climate & Energy

EPA chief tells Grist what coal will have to do to survive in a “carbon-constrained” future

Gina McCarthy talks to Grist about the president's attitude toward climate change and her agency’s proposed rules on new power plants -- plus a little about her favorite baseball team.

Climate & Energy

Naomi Klein says big green groups are more trouble than climate deniers

She argues that mainstream environmentalists are too tied to the neoliberal agenda to embrace the huge shifts needed to tackle climate change.

Climate & Energy

Can these three billionaire superfriends save the climate?

Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, and Hank Paulson are teaming up to launch a big bipartisan climate initiative next month.

Climate & Energy

Canadian PM to Obama: Let’s make a deal on Keystone!

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sent a letter to Obama proposing "joint action" on CO2 emissions, hoping to pave the way for Keystone approval.

Climate & Energy

Cool news: Big fridges to get more efficient under new Obama rules

Just what you've been waiting for: Another reason to feel good about buying Ben & Jerry's.

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