Susie Cagle

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

Southern section of Keystone XL pipeline is already halfway done

The pipeline could be pumping oil by the end of this year, TransCanada says. And when it's complete, temporary construction jobs will disappear.

For Open Data Day, green hacks and snacks

On Saturday, hackers the world over will team up to create sweet apps to improve cities and the environment.

Permafrost is even less perma than we thought

A new study shows the frozen ground covering an eighth of the globe is melting faster and sooner than we thought.

USDA says crops will do better but food prices will do worse

Some crops may be doing better, the financial cost of last year's drought is only just now hitting our wallets.

Tar Sands Blockaders tell their own story in a new documentary

"Blockadia Rising" relates the intense story of activists fighting the ongoing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in East Texas.

How the junk food industry has encouraged us to eat ourselves to death

The tricks of the processed-food trade are horrifying, but they might also hold the key to marketing healthier stuff, a New York Times Magazine article suggests.

Farmers markets stand to benefit the poor the most

Low-income shoppers are actually the real farmers-market power users, according to a new report.

International cops are on the pirate fishing case

INTERPOL will for the first time ever discuss policing illegal and destructive fisheries.

Could extreme weather save farmers from extreme weather?

A bunch of snow for drought-stricken Kansas could be good news for wheat crops -- but they'll need a lot more of it.