Susie Cagle

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

Everyone to Asia: We don’t want your stinkin’ unsustainable palm oil

Dunkin's dumping the stuff from its donuts, Norway's draining it from its investments, and palm-oil producers are left holding the greasy bag.

Whole Foods to label frankenfoods by 2018

While states debate the merits of labeling GMO foods, grocery stores lead the way by voluntarily honoring customers' right to know what they're eating.

For the price of a few dead whales, Spain gets to grow food in the desert

Attempts at turning a desert into a greenhouse have serious consequences for Mediterranean sea life.

Superstorm Sandy aid dollars go to rebuilding in flood-prone areas

The vast majority of federal loans to rebuild in New York City and New Jersey post-Sandy are going to properties in flood zones.

BUILD Act could make it easier to green toxic brownfields

A bipartisan Senate bill would help the EPA and local communities clean up contaminated sites -- good news for the economy and the environment.

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California town could require solar power on every new house

If the mayor gets his way, the desert town of Lancaster in Southern California would set a precedent for other sunny cities.

BP officially quits the solar business

So much for the oil giant's "Beyond Petroleum" branding and sunburst logo. Meanwhile, Chinese solar companies are having troubles of their own.

Domesticated and wild bees are both in trouble

A new study finds the decline in wild bees is bad news for agriculture, while domesticated bees continue to face a host of troubles.

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Pink-slime maker’s lawsuit against ABC grows slimier

The main producer of the pink-slime beef product says it has "no other choice" but to go after ABC for $1.2 billion. That's billion, with a B.