Lisa Hymas

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

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.

Politics

Here’s how the Koch brothers retaliate against journalists they don’t like

One reporter looked into the Kochs' interests in the Canadian oil industry and soon found himself under attack in Facebook and Google ads.

Climate & Energy

A Republican calls for climate action — and has to remain anonymous to keep job

A GOP House staffer has written a prizewinning piece advocating conservative action on climate change, but he’s afraid to reveal his name.

Climate & Energy

Obama: I will only OK Keystone if it won’t significantly increase CO2 emissions

In his big climate speech, Obama says the Keystone XL pipeline won't be in the nation's interest if it markedly worsens climate pollution.

Climate & Energy

Obama’s climate plan in 3 easy bullet points (and a few sub-bullet points)

We've got details on the president's climate action plan, which he unveiled in a speech on Tuesday. The big move: clamping down on coal power plants.

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.

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