Lisa Hymas

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

Food

Is it greener to be a homemaker than to have a job outside the home?

A letter writer argues that it's better for the planet if one partner in a household stays out of the workforce. But that's quite a stretch.

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Our planet’s population in miniature [VIDEO]

It sometimes gets lost in discussions of population that some of us have a lot more (and a lot more of an environmental impact) than others.

Childfree

Discovery hostage taker was a population-obsessed eco-wacko

It's not often that natalism makes the news -- and with guns and hostages, no less! But population is in the headlines today thanks to James J. Lee, the eco-wacko hostage-taker.

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Is the U.S. the most overpopulated country on the planet? [VIDEO]

Does it really make a difference to global sustainability if Americans have fewer kids? Damn straight, says William Ryerson of Population Institute.

Living

The myth of the glamorous mom and hidden truth about nannies

"The media fetishizes celebrity motherhood to the extent that it's practically become pornography," writes Kiri Blakeley in Forbes. This paints an outlandishly unrealistic portrait of motherhood, and adds to the pressure on all women to have kids.

Childfree

The green message in 'Eat, Pray, Love'

Elizabeth Gilbert -- author of the bestselling "Eat, Pray, Love," now a big-budget Julia Roberts movie -- makes a strong case for going childfree.

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Population contrarian Fred Pearce on 'The Daily Show' [VIDEO]

Environmental journalist Fred Pearce has pissed off many by arguing that we don?t need to worry about population. Watch him chat with Jon Stewart.

Living

Elena Kagan's childfree status: The mean take and the green take

Pundits have seized on the fact that new Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan has no kids. Even "feminists" say she comes up short for being childfree.

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Stephanie Mills on choosing whether or not to have children [VIDEO]

Activist Stephanie Mills answers this question: "What advice do you give people who feel conflict about having children and living sustainably?"