Lisa Hymas

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

Climate & Energy

Climate scientists are 95 percent sure that humans are causing global warming

Leaked drafts of the forthcoming fifth IPCC climate report reveal that scientists are more sure than ever before that we're screwing up the climate.

Business & Technology

Don’t expect that hybrid minivan any time soon

Toyota sells a hybrid minivan in Japan, but it has no plans to sell one in the U.S., and neither do any other automakers.

Business & Technology

Why your hybrid doesn’t get that promised mileage

Ford is making "goodwill" payments to owners of C-Max hybrids to atone for inflated mileage claims. Now EPA says it will revamp its rules on how mileage is measured.

Climate & Energy

Sometimes a hybrid is greener than an electric car

Most times, actually. If you live in a state with lots of coal power, then charging your car with that power is not so climate-friendly.

Climate & Energy

Can a giant ice wall stop Fukushima radiation from leaking into the sea?

Some 300 tons of radioactive water are pouring from the plant into the Pacific every day, so TEPCO wants to build a mile-long underground ice wall to stop the leakage.

Politics

The craziest political race of the year is putting climate in the spotlight

In the Virginia gubernatorial contest, gung-ho climate denier Ken Cuccinelli is up against Democratic mega-fundraiser Terry McAuliffe.

Climate & Energy

Is Keystone XL a distraction from more important climate fights?

Or is it pointless to criticize the one climate movement that's gotten the most traction in the U.S.? An article in Nature tries to stoke a debate.

Politics

Steve King insults climate scientists and religious Americans simultaneously

The GOP rep from Iowa, most recently in the news for his "calves the size of cantaloupes" comment, turns his eloquence to the topic of climate change.

Climate & Energy

Seven ways the drought in the West really sucks

New Mexicans are having to rely on trucked-in water, bears are getting antsy, desperate farmers are selling their water to frackers, and more.

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