Susie Cagle

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

Cities

Transit advocates stop cuts using civil rights legislation

Low-income Americans often rely on public transportation and are disproportionately hurt when service is cut back and fares are raised.

Cities

Laws banning harassment of cyclists spread like a wonderful virus

Ordinances that let bicyclists sue road-enraged drivers are catching on in some California cities and Washington, D.C.

Cities

From the ground up: How the creative class can help spark real urban revival

Violence in Oakland inspires soul searching and a grassroots effort to build a sustainable future for all residents. Can newcomers help bridge the class divide?

Politics

At climate rally, some signs of fraying in a movement’s big tent

Sunday's climate rally was the biggest yet. As the movement keeps growing, can it hold onto both its moderate marchers and its risk-taking radicals?

Politics

Tens of thousands march on White House in rally for climate action

Depending on who you ask, there were 30,000, 40,000, even 50,000 people in Washington, D.C. Sunday to lobby for political action on climate change.

Living

Read and take over: Occupying urban streets with guerrilla libraries

In New York, kiosks offer books outside Sandy-shuttered libraries, and in Oakland, a people's library is surviving on the sidewalk.

Are San Francisco oysters a wilderness wrecker or a pollution solution?

One part of the Bay Area is getting rid of oysters for the sake of the environment, while another is eagerly reintroducing them.

Study questions eco-benefit of vegetarian diet; we question study

French researchers say diets heavy on fruits and vegetables might not be so great for the planet, but they make some strange assumptions.

Food

Your ‘sustainable’ fish may not actually be sustainable, like, at all

The Marine Stewardship Council is stamping its label on lots of seafood products, but many critics aren't convinced it represents sustainability.

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