Lisa Hymas

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

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.

Politics

The EPA gets a new boss — finally

Gina McCarthy was confirmed by the Senate Thursday, after a record-breaking delay imposed by grouchy Republicans who don't like the EPA.

Climate & Energy

These conservatives like renewable energy

Farmers and other Republicans see profit potential and job opportunities in clean energy, so they're defending renewable requirements.