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.

Strike Three for the Tar Sands Pipelines?

TransCanada announced on Thursday a two-year delay in the completion of its proposed Energy East pipeline.

April 8, 2015

Climate Game Change

The leaders of the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters promised to cap carbon pollution in 15 to 20 years.

November 13, 2014

The Tar Sands Bubble

Without KXL, tar sands are a bad investment. By fighting the pipeline, activists have disrupted the industry’s bottom line.

October 7, 2014

Not in Anybody’s Backyard

 The EPA’s new oil refinery rules are another half-step toward environmental justice.

October 1, 2014

Chalk Like an Egyptian

The authors ran their observations through a mathematical model and provided proof of an environmental maxim: a diverse ecological community is a strong ecological community.

September 15, 2014

Burning the Budget

The U.S. Forest Service is spending so much of its money fighting fires that it’s struggling to keep our national forests healthy.

August 28, 2014

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