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Brian Palmer
Brian Palmer covers daily environmental news for OnEarth. His science writing has appeared in Slate, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and many other publications.
Stories by Brian Palmer
October 23, 2014
The new documentary 'ThuleTuvalu' shows how global warming is transforming lives on opposite sides of the planet.
October 20, 2014
Should we fight climate change by paying rainforest farmers not to raze trees?
October 17, 2014
Hundreds of toxic chemicals fall off the EPA’s radar when they spill into our waterways.
October 14, 2014
A new scientific model tracks trash from sea to shining sea.
October 9, 2014
LEDs could help slow global warming and educate the developing world. Now that's worth a Nobel Prize.
October 6, 2014
Craft brewers unite to save beer's most important ingredient: water.
October 3, 2014
The United Nations created the Green Climate Fund to help developing countries get off fossil fuels. But it’s five years on, and the money still isn’t flowing—which means the oil still is.
October 2, 2014
Without KXL, tar sands are a bad investment. By fighting the pipeline, activists have disrupted the industry’s bottom line.
September 30, 2014
The EPA’s new oil refinery rules are another half-step toward environmental justice.
September 29, 2014
Turns out that ‘literally lying’ about climate change can backfire for even the most business-friendly of lobbying groups.
September 26, 2014
Should we prosecute climate change protesters who break the law?
September 25, 2014
Divesting from fossil fuels isn't just classy—it also sends a strong message about fighting climate change. Here’s how to do it.
September 23, 2014
The Obama administration is making the financial case for combating global warming. Here’s a primer.
September 22, 2014
What's that collection of numbers and letters all about? Get to know the next big, bad pesticide in conventional agriculture.