Sara Bernard

Sara Bernard is a Grist fellow, wilderness junkie, and globetrotter. Follow her on Twitter.

Cities

Cheap gas will make Thanksgiving traffic even worse this year

Cheap gas is not a good thing for the climate -- or for pre-Thanksgiving gridlock.

Climate & Energy

Phew! Texas textbook publisher ditches climate denial

Pearson, the world's largest education publisher, nixes climate denial from its Texas textbook. Huzzah!

Caught Wet-handed

California drought leads to a black market for water

California's worst-in-history drought is creating a whole new revenue stream for water poachers.

Climate & Energy

Texas official ignores voters’ ban on fracking

Days after Denton passed its fracking ban, Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick said she'd keep giving oil companies permits to drill.

WHOLE HOG

Giant hog farms are making people sick. Here’s why it’s a civil rights issue.

Communities of color in North Carolina have to endure bronchitis, asthma, and even high blood pressure caused by massive pools of pig poo. Ick.

Politics

Holy sh*t, a town in Texas just banned fracking

Eight fracking bans went to voters during these elections. Half of them won, including one in the Lone Star State.

Climate & Energy

Tar-sands industry loses $17.1 billion thanks to public opposition

A new report spells out the financial costs of the public opposition to tar-sands development.

Cities

In the fight for bike-safe streets, we’ll need everyone to join the ride

A new "bike equity" report by the League of American Bicyclists shows off diversity in bike advocacy.

SCHOOLED

Why climate rap actually improves the dreaded school assembly

For the past five years, the Alliance for Climate Education has been schooling kids on climate change. A new study says it's working.

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