Lisa Hymas

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

Climate & Energy

Where the GOP presidential contenders stand on climate [UPDATED]

All of the leading hopefuls for the Republican presidential nomination vociferously oppose cap-and-trade systems. On climate science, there's more variety, ranging from loud denial to quiet acquiescence.

Population

8 things you can do about population

Things anyone can do to lessen population pressure: improve sex ed in local schools, support abortion rights, & don't push others to have kids.

Living

I talk population and 7 billion on Green Patriot Radio

This week I got the chance to talk about my recent post "2011: The year we’ll hit 7 billion" on Green Patriot Radio with host David Steinman.

Living

Teens say: Please give us decent sex ed! [VIDEO]

Why is the teen birthrate in the U.S. so high? Sex ed in many schools sucks. Some teens got so fed up that they made a film about the need for real sex education.

Living

2011: The year we’ll hit 7 billion

Sometime in the latter half of this year, the world population will hit 7 billion people. Already? Didn't we just hit 6 billion? Yep, a mere dozen years ago.

Childfree

2010: The year childfree went mainstream (thanks, Oprah!)

Childlessness is nothing new — for as long as we’ve had parents, we’ve had people who are not parents. Across centuries and cultures, at least 10 percent of women never have children, writes Elizabeth Gilbert. But it is relatively new …

Childfree

How the childfree can be parents too

Deciding to be childfree doesn't have to mean forgoing the joys of parenting. Co-parenting has a lot to offer for the childfree, parents, and kids.

Video

Do the childfree get the shaft at work?

CNN and The Fiscal Times look at how childfree people can get stuck working longer hours and less desirable days and shifts.

Living

Bristol Palin and 'The Situation' talk up safe sex [VIDEO]

While training for "Dancing With the Stars," Bristol Palin teamed up with "Jersey Shore"'s The Situation to film this PSA warning against teen pregnancy.