Susie Cagle

Susie Cagle writes and draws news for Grist. She also writes and draws tweets for Twitter.

A year after a refinery explosion, Richmond, Calif., is fighting back

Last August's explosion and fire were just the latest in a long history of disasters at Chevron's East Bay plant. Locals have had enough.

Don’t let the mustache fool you: That’s just an unregulated cab

Companies like Lyft and Sidecar say they're just tech-powered carpooling services, but that's not how it's working out in the streets.

Code green: Nerds for Nature pairs techies and enviros to hack the planet

The group Nerds for Nature is innovating the fight against climate change -- just by getting technologists and environmentalists talking.

The dark side of Startup City

The tech economy is turning San Francisco upside down, but not every shiny new innovation is in the public interest.


Gas fields, not cities, are America’s land of opportunity

It's too bad we can't drill our way to economic equality.

protest sign: "Tar sands = game over"

Mapped: A hot hot summer of climate action

One-off protests don't seem like a big deal? Check out the full scope of climate uprisings happening across North America this summer.

Detroit: Bankrupt and broken — but not beyond hope

Chapter 9 bankruptcy is not the end of the road for a post-industrial city still in flux.

The littlest parks could make the biggest civic changes

San Francisco's parklets program stands to change its streets and the city's mindset.

Creepy face staring through fence.

Judge demands tech companies hand activist data over to Chevron

Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft must give Chevron info on 100+ people who may be tied to an investigation into the oil giant's dirty dealings.