Lisa Hymas

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

Climate & Energy

Koch brothers want to buy L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, six other papers

Billionaire oil barons Charles and David Koch -- mega-funders of climate denial and right-wing causes -- are looking to get into the media business.

Climate & Energy

This bipartisan energy-efficiency bill might actually be able to pass Congress

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman have a new bill that aims to improve efficiency in commercial buildings, manufacturing, and the federal government.

Climate & Energy

10 states to sue Obama admin for dragging feet on climate rules

The EPA has missed a deadline for regulating new power plants, and a coalition of states, cities, and green groups is fed up with delays.

Climate & Energy

Activists to Interior: Stop letting coal companies pillage our land, atmosphere, and treasury

Green groups are calling on the Obama administration to stop selling off publicly owned coal at bargain-basement prices to rapacious energy companies.

Living

You’re forking out $9,000 a year to own your car

Forget the environmental costs of driving a car. The financial costs alone should be enough to shock you into walking, biking, busing, and sharing.

Climate & Energy

InsideClimate wins Pulitzer for reporting on tar-sands spill

The nonprofit news site is being honored for its coverage of a spill into the Kalamazoo River and the broader dangers posed by tar-sands pipelines.

Politics

Sally Jewell will now be your interior secretary

The Senate has given its OK to Obama's interior nominee, who's worked most recently as CEO of REI and who started her career as an oil engineer.

Business & Technology

Subaru finally introduces a hybrid; crunchy yuppies rejoice

Just 16 years after Toyota first started selling the Prius, Subaru has unveiled its own hybrid. Urban hipsters and Portlanders are excited.

Climate & Energy

Senate gives a big, fat thumbs-up to Keystone XL

The vote was non-binding but all too telling. On Friday, the Senate voted 62 to 37 in favor of building the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline.

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