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 around the Pacific Ocean's currents.

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 threaten their survival? Well, don’t bet on it …  Photo: Republican Conference via Flickr Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) “I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation [BP] can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown — in this case a $20 billion shakedown.” – June 17, …

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