Lisa Hymas

Lisa Hymas is senior editor at Grist. She tweets sometimes.

The GINK videos

Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser won’t have kids for green reasons [VIDEO]

Actor Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell on "Mad Men," says he has made the "green choice" not to have children. Welcome to the GINK club!

On the ground in Ethiopia

The population challenge up close and personal

Ethiopia has one of the world's highest fertility rates -- 5.4 births per woman -- but also a pioneering program that's spreading family planning.

The dinner takes it all

Bring back the family dinner, says Laurie David

In her new book, Inconvenient Truth producer Laurie David explains why gathering together around a table to eat is important and shares great recipes.

Forget carbon caps, think cervical caps

What should climate hawks do next? Fight for free birth control

Climate hawks are floundering after the election. What now? They should join the fight to make insurers cover the full cost of contraception.

The GINK videos

'Sister Wives' is latest reality show to glorify mega-families

TLC made fauxlebrities out of Jon and Kate Gosselin and the Duggar family with its 19 kids. How do you get bigger and weirder than that? Polygamists!

The GINK Chronicles

What does the election mean for population and reproductive rights?

Congress will have a lot more anti-choicers. Expect attacks on international family-planning programs and a big fight over birth-control coverage.

The GINK Chronicles

Oklahoma guv candidate slammed for being childfree woman

Oklahoma GOP gov candidate Mary Fallin says what sets her apart is "having children" -- a slam at Dem opponent Jari Askins, who doesn't have kids.

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Michelle Goldberg on the globalized culture war over reproductive rights [VIDEO]

Michelle Goldberg, author of "The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World," talks about women's rights, abortion, & population.

The GINK Chronicles

Population media awards go to me and other, more worthy journalists

The winners of the Population Institute's Global Media Awards for Excellence in Population Reporting do impressive work publicizing population issues.