Lisa Hymas

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

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.

Living

Time magazine catches on to the childfree movement, misses the green angle

A cover story on "The Childfree Life" recognizes the economic, social, and personal upsides to skipping parenting, but neglects to mention the environmental benefits.

Politics

Obama points out economic downsides of Keystone XL

In his most extensive public comments to date on the subject, the president says that Keystone would create few jobs and raise gas prices for Americans.

Politics

Seattle mayor wants to block Whole Foods because of its low wages

Mike McGinn is leading the charge against a proposed new store, saying Whole Foods pays significantly less than unionized grocery stores.

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