Susie Cagle

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

Living

Holiday shopping is down, mall blight is up

This holiday shopping season may have been the slowest since 2008, thanks in part to extreme weather and a warmer winter.

Climate & Energy

The $400 million plan to unsink a giant cruise ship

If the plan fails, the world's biggest passenger ship crash could still prove catastrophic for the protected coast of Tuscany.

Food

Meat company sues USDA to speed up horse meat sales

Valley Meat Co. hopes you'll try your next bowl of New Mexico's famous chili with some ground Black Beauty.

Food

What the fiscal cliff would mean for our cities and food

Whether we stop the crazy train with a compromise or careen into the ravine, the fiscal cliff presents serious challenges for cities and agriculture.

Politics

Lead-bullet ad targets NRA, misses the point

The Center for Biological Diversity is running an ad in The New York Times calling for the NRA to stop blocking efforts to remove lead from bullets.

Food

The apocalypse is here: FDA clears way for fast-growing GM monster salmon

AquAdvantage salmon eat five times the food and grow twice as fast as normal salmon. And now, thanks to the FDA, they're headed for your plate.

Politics

Obama doubles size of California marine sanctuary, adorable otters rejoice

The president has proposed adding more than 2,700 square miles to a marine sanctuary off the coast of Northern California. Otters rejoice.

Cities

U.S. cities are getting denser

But from sea to shining sea, we still love to sprawl.

Climate & Energy

Keystone blockaders outmaneuvered but not defeated

In the trees, the streets, and the courts, protesters vow to keep fighting against TransCanada's tar-sands pipeline.

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