Lisa Hymas

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

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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.

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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.

President Barack Obama

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.

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

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.

Gina McCarthy

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.

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These conservatives like renewable energy

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

Charles and David Koch

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.

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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.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about his vision to reduce carbon pollution while preparing the country for the impacts of climate change while at Georgetown University in Washington, June 25, 2013.

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.