Susie Cagle

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

Cities

Right-wingers’ dream town is a new urbanist paradise, but full of guns

Sustainable planned communities are not just the territory of the political left.

Politics

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to ride off into the sunset

At first greens and urbanists were skeptical of the Republican from Illinois, but now they're sorry to see him go.

Food

Are you a terrible person for eating quinoa?

Read our definitive take on the non-definitive debate about the booming global quinoa market.

Climate & Energy

Waste heat from cities can heat up other parts of the planet

Cities can help solve climate change, but a new study finds that urban areas are also contributing to climate disruption in an unexpected way.

Climate & Energy

One step forward, one step back for tar-sands protesters

Anti-tar-sands activists joined in Idle No More protests around the globe today. But Keystone blockaders in Texas suffered a big blow in court.

Cities

Laws banning ‘dooring’ of bicyclists mean well but don’t do much

The Virginia Senate has passed a bill making it illegal to recklessly fling a car door open into traffic. But do such laws make any difference?

Politics

‘The East': A stupid eco-activist fantasy film only the FBI could love

To study activism, the filmmakers didn't go to protests -- they foraged weeds from dumpsters.

Food

McDonald’s new sustainable fish is — surprise! — not so sustainable

Fish McBites and Filet-O-Fish sandwiches are getting a stamp of approval from the Marine Stewardship Council, but they're not exactly green eats.

Living

When trees die, so do we

In areas where trees are being killed by beetles, more people are dying from cardiovascular and respiratory disease, according to new research.

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