Susie Cagle

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

Protesters target firms angling for a piece of pipeline profits

Protesters will take on TransCanada this week as new data emerges that a lot of tar sands oil is ultimately bound for exports, not for the U.S.

Are municipal utilities more resilient during disasters?

Proponents say publicly owned utilities would better respond to superstorm super-outages. Oh, they also tend to be cheaper.

E.U. car efficiency info may be more ‘creative’ than accurate

A new report shows how European car manufacturers game fuel-efficiency tests.

Big Sugar could get a big government bailout

The USDA is thinking about bailing out poor sugar companies -- or make that rich sugar companies. Is it time to Occupy Big Sugar?

U.N. to poor people: Sorry, pollution and warming will hit you hardest

Hey, here's another U.N. Human Development Report with terrible news about the planet.

Extreme weather and GMO crops devastate monarch butterfly migration

The monarch butterfly migration to Mexico dropped by 59 percent in two years.

Pope Francis

New Pope Francis sure likes buses, but will he be a leader for climate action?

The two most recent popes had a good record of calling for action to fight climate change. But what about this new guy?

New law aims to make eating lions illegal, because right now it’s totally not

The appetite for lion meat is bigger than you might think.

dead pigs in a river

River full of dead, diseased pigs is just another food safety nightmare for China

Are 5,916 diseased pigs enough to get China to rethink its food safety system? Probably not.