Stephanie Herbst

Stephanie Herbst is an editorial intern at Grist.

Doggone environmentalists ...

Are these small dogs more eco-friendly than your lab? [SLIDESHOW]

Your dog's carbon pawprint is probably larger than you think. But instead of jettisoning the pet, how about downsizing to a smaller pooch?

Trash-ure Island

Recycled Island: De-junk the ocean with this trashy idea

Land ho! Or is it? WHIM architecture has a new proposal that's anything but garbage: They want to create a habitable, floating island in the Pacific made from the mounds of plastic waste already swirling …

Endangered specious

Will these critters be endangered by the Gulf gusher?

These congresscritters are top recipients of contributions from the oil and gas sector — and some of its most vocal supporters, even in the face of a catastrophically unpopular oil leak. Might the Gulf-spill mess …