Lisa Hymas

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

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.

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.