Susie Cagle

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

Business & Technology

New Volvo tech aims to keep drivers from hitting cyclists

New technology uses radar to differentiate between pedestrians, cyclists, and other cars, and triggers auto-braking if a collision is imminent.


Faux meats get a boost from horsemeat scandal

Sales of frozen hamburgers are way down in the U.K., while sales of frozen fake burgers are way up.


WA state legislator doesn’t understand CO2, transportation, science

Rep. Ed Orcutt sends a testy note to a bike shop owner, claims cyclists are a significant cause of CO2 pollution.


Proposed CA law: Bike at your own risk

Bike advocates say the law would apply even "if you get hit by a drunk city employee."


Public surprisingly OK with government policies that push healthy eating

Americans overwhelming support policies like banning big sodas and subsidizing fruits and veggies, according to a new poll.


Is McDonald’s coffee really going greener?

The company says it'll spend $6.5 million over five years to help Guatemalan farmers grow more sustainable beans.


New York subway riders swipe back at fare hikes

Some New Yorkers fight back against transit austerity by giving each other free subway card swipes.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is melting open the North Pole

By 2040, ships could start traveling right across the North Pole, according to new scary research.


Check out these rad women cyclists gearing up to take the lane

The National Women's Bicycling Forum in Washington, D.C., digs in to why ladies only make up about one-quarter of U.S. bike-riders.