Susie Cagle

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

Thanks for the oil, Iraq, here’s some cancer

Depleted uranium from U.S. munitions is suspected of causing a huge spike in birth defects and all kinds of cancers in Iraq.

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Farmers markets are growing, but farmers’ incomes are not

The small-scale local food movement isn't paying off for small-scale local food producers.

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America’s infrastructure grade improves to a still very sad D+

For the first time in 15 years, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the U.S. a better grade than last time.

Green tech incubator Greenstart ups its game

The company has traded in its accelerator program for a beefier venture capital strategy dedicated to well-designed cleantech.

A cool new way climate change is killing bivalves

Mussels start losing their ability to attach themselves to rocks when oceans contain more carbon dioxide.

Colorado wildfires get an early start this dry year

Wildfires aren't unheard of in Colorado in March, but two recent blazes have people worried about an early fire season in a drought-stricken state.

Fastest-growing metro areas in U.S. are sprawling and water-challenged

Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and L.A. added the most residents from 2011 to 2012, according to new Census data.

Too big to prosecute: How Monsanto slipped the DOJ’s grasp

The DOJ wasn't "prepared to bite the bullet" and prosecute its antitrust case against Monsanto.

Bottled water doesn’t actually come from where you think it does

Author Peter Gleick found that nearly half of bottled water is just treated stuff from the tap.