Susie Cagle

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

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Climate change is killing the corn cob pipe

Higher temperatures and drought are hurting the quality of corn cobs and causing trouble for the country's last corn cob pipe producer.

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Do trees fight crime in Philadelphia?

More greenery is linked to lower crime rates, a new study finds.

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Protests against tar-sands pipelines heat up in U.S. and Canada

Last week saw more than 50 protests against the Keystone XL and Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines -- and vows of many more to come.

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There are even more dead pigs in a Chinese river

The 16,000 dead pigs floating down the Huangpu River might actually mean that China is making progress on food safety.

Here are a couple of weather experts who actually believe in climate change

Many TV meteorologists are skeptics, but the heads of the Weather Company and the National Weather Service grok this whole global warming thing.

Can San Jose’s green vision live up to its hype?

The California city set a 2022 deadline for all kinds of lofty green innovations. But how about building some more bike lanes?

Abu Dhabi mega solar plant will free up oil to export

The largest concentrated solar power plant in the world will cut 175,000 tons of CO2 emissions -- and let the United Arab Emirates send more crude our way.

Los Angeles to ditch coal by 2025

"The era of coal is over," says L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The city's utility will make up the difference with renewables, efficiency, and natural gas.


Farmland prices soar — along with farm debt

Never mind the drought: When the farmland price bubble pops, America's farmers could be under water.