Sarah K. Burkhalter

Sarah K. Burkhalter is Grist's project manager.


ProPublica keeps a close eye on Bush’s last-minute shenanigans

As the Bush administration tries to cement W’s anti-environmental legacy by pushing through last-minute evildoing, ProPublica is keeping a close eye on the shenanigans. Here is a big-picture article on 11th-hour regulations, including speculation as to what President Obama could …


From Backseat to Front Seat

Honk if you’re lovemaking Think a small, fuel-efficient car will get in the way of your, um, backseat driving? Fear not, sez this guide: size doesn’t matter. Photo: Marisa Harris Reduce, reuse, ridiculous Tomorrow is America Recycles Day, so you …


William Shatner speaks out against global warming

And again I say: Shatner!


From 50 to Felony

Mo’ Bette-ah 50 Cent and the Divine Miss M teamed up to restore a community garden. Next, they collaborate on new album Get the Rose or Die Tryin’, featuring hit single “You Are the P.I.M.P. Beneath My Wings.” Photo: Johnny …


Green groups react to the election of Barack Obama

Big green groups were wholly delighted that voters elected Barack Obama as the next president of the United States on Nov. 4. Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council: “It sure feels good once again to be an environmentalist. Just …

Climate & Energy

World leaders express hope that Obama will actively address climate change

World leaders congratulated Barack Obama on his presidential win, and indicated that his environmental policies look to be a welcome change from the past eight years. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “Obama has not only been very …


Running mags go green!

Running has not escaped the ever-more-embracing tentacles of our friend Going Green. The past weekend’s New York City Marathon made efforts to improve eco-friendliness, and magazines Runner’s World and Running Times both highlighted greenness in recent editions. For its article, …


From Vacation to Vampires

Step off, beach Vacation then: waves, resorts, and stolen kisses. Vacation now: crime waves, last resorts, and stolen sand. Thanks, climate change! My bottle is a temple One million bottles of beer in the temple, one million bottles of beer …

Climate & Energy

Newspapers call out climate and energy in prez endorsements

As of Tuesday, 222 daily newspapers had endorsed Barack Obama for president, and 93 had picked John McCain. Many papers mentioned climate and energy, those dark-horse Big Issues in this campaign, as a reason for backing or choosing not to …