Lisa Hymas

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

Climate & Energy

How climate deniers are like ignorant patrons of ’80s gay bars

Gay-rights activist Dan Savage compares climate deniers to gay men in the early '80s who refused to face up to the reality of AIDS.

Climate & Energy

Obama climate plan finally coming, on Tuesday

The president is gearing up for a big speech in which he'll unveil his second-term climate plan. The centerpiece: cracking down on coal power plants.

Climate & Energy

Obama in Berlin: “We have to get to work” on climate change

Climate change "is the global threat of our time," Obama said in a big speech at the Brandenburg Gate. Fitting, as the weather in Berlin was an unseasonably hot 92 degrees.

No, we’re not running out of people

The world population is projected to soar from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025, so you can stop worrying about a shortage of babies.

Climate & Energy

California’s San Onofre nuclear plant gets final death blow

Southern California Edison is officially giving up on the perpetually troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant. Anti-nuke activists are psyched.

Politics

Keystone backers hire lobbyists with ties to John Kerry

TransCanada and Alberta hope former Kerry staffers will help convince the secretary of state that Keystone XL deserves a thumbs-up.

Politics

Obama may delay Keystone decision until 2014

The Obama administration has been procrastinating its decision on Keystone XL for years -- and now it may kick the can even further down the road.

Politics

GOP throws tantrum over Obama’s EPA nominee

Republicans on the Senate Environment Committee boycotted a vote on Gina McCarthy, basically because they really don't like the EPA.

Climate & Energy

Joe Biden kinda sorta maybe opposes Keystone XL pipeline

A Sierra Club activist says the veep told her he doesn't support building Keystone, but the vice president's office demurs.

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