Susie Cagle

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


Urban ag-tivists take over San Francisco condo construction site

Activists say they're fighting private development of urban farmland. But is this the best way to do it?


Get your city fix: Parklets, DIY bike lanes, and other hometown improvement projects

Inspired by crosswalk vigilante Anthony Cardenas? Then check out these other city hacks of questionable legality.

Climate & Energy

Grist talks wildfire on NPR’s Talk of the Nation

Susie Cagle told the story of how her family's house burned down in a 1977 wildfire -- and about watching a fire burn on the hill above it, threatening to torch it a second time.


This guy tried to make his street safer, and ended up in jail

Vallejo, Calif.’s Anthony Cardenas is only the latest in a long line of civic hackers who love them some DIY crosswalks. City officials aren't so hot on the idea, however.


Do helmets really keep cyclists safer?

A recent photo of a guy and his kid riding without helmets spawned an intense Facebook debate. What do we really know about these things?

Climate & Energy

Living with fire: Survival and stubbornness in California wildfire country

Susie Cagle’s family’s house burned to the ground in a 1977 wildfire. They rebuilt. She’s still trying to understand why.


Poverty moves to the suburbs

According to a new study from the Brookings Institution, big city lights may be growing brighter by the day, but the 'burbs are broke.

Business & Technology

Is the sharing economy skidding out?

New York is cracking down on peer-to-peer business. What could that mean for the rest of the sharing economy?

Climate & Energy

Can we blame climate change for the tornado that took out Moore, Okla.?

Sometimes natural disasters are just that: natural.