Lisa Hymas

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

Bush vs. Science

"Is the Bush administration anti-science?" asks Daniel Smith in The New York Times Magazine.   When Donald Kennedy, a biologist and editor of the eminent journal Science, was asked what had led so many American scientists to feel that George …

Quote of the day

FEMA chief Michael Brown has been widely excoriated for his pathetically and tragically inept response to Katrina. But lest you think he came to the job unequipped to lead the nation's emergency-response efforts, Kate Hale, former Miami-Dade emergency management chief, …

The Onion on biofuels

Amusing, as always.  

Why CAFTA sucks: Reason #82

Daphne Eviatar spells it out nicely in a Washington Post op-ed:

Drunken forests and sinking houses

See climate change in action in a series of photos from the Anchorage Daily News (login:, password: misteree). They accompany a lengthy article by Doug O'Harra about permafrost warming in Alaska and all heck breaking loose. Earth frozen since …

Janice Rogers Brown living up to her surname

Controversial judge sides against enviros on mercury regs

Janice Rogers Brown is already proving her worth on the federal bench. Last week, she and her colleague David Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia blocked an effort by environmental groups to halt implementation …

ExxonMobil CEO resigns

Lee Raymond stepping down as head of most eco-unfriendly oil co.

Pollutocrat nonpareil Lee Raymond, CEO and chair of ExxonMobil, today announced his resignation, effective at the end of the year. As chair and CEO of the world's largest publicly traded oil company -- and the most recalcitrant on climate issues …

Big papers (finally) taking note of hormone-disrupting chemicals

WSJ, USA Today highlight dangers

The Wall Street Journal astounded many in the green community last week when it launched a series on toxic chemicals with an in-depth page A1 story on endocrine disruptors, which, even in teeny-tiny amounts, muck up the functioning of human …

Chris Martin named sexiest male vegetarian by PETA

Even though, really, he’s not sexy

Even though, really, he's not sexy. So scrawny and white-bread. PETA adherents are even nuttier than I thought. They voted Coldplay singer/guitarist Chris Martin and American Idol country crooner Carrie Underwood as the hottest herbivores. I'm taking that as an …