Susie Cagle

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

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Those who walk together rise up together

New research shows dense, walkable neighborhoods are the hottest spots for environmental and social justice groups.

Climate change is making private heat islands for people of color

New research suggests that people of color are at a higher risk for extreme heat events.

BART strikes at the heart of a region’s planning problems

The strike has affected about 400,000 area commuters, but it hasn't paralyzed the Bay Area -- because everyone here loves their cars.

Legal hemp could rise high like a phoenix from farm bill ashes

An industrial hemp amendment died with the rest of the farm bill, but legislators are looking at other options.

David Letterman doesn’t get why Tim DeChristopher went to prison for “a prank”

Climate activist Tim DeChristopher yuks it up with David Letterman over climate change and civil disobedience.

“Fearless Summer” movement launches months of intense climate protest

The Fearless Summer is planning a carnival of non-stop summer protest and direct action against dirty energy.

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The feds get seriously creepy about climate change

Turns out climate change may be a top government priority after all -- just not in the way you might think.

Hummingbird tree-sit could stop San Fran developers where occupiers failed

Could a federal law protecting wildlife monkeywrench San Francisco's housing boom?

Terrifying/hilarious TransCanada docs call Keystone XL protesters terrorists

TransCanada's presentation to law enforcement agencies says the protesters are potentially violent. Protesters respond: WTF?