Brian Palmer covers daily environmental news for Earthwire. His science writing has appeared in Slate, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and many other publications.
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Sunday, December 13, 2015
Step Aside, Gentlemen.
A two-step solution to climate change: Fire all the men. Replace them with women. If you think this proposal is hyperbolic, just look at the data. Women invest more in health, security, and our children’s future than men do. When American women got the vote in 1920—a time when the vast majority of...
Sunday, March 15, 2015
The Big Green Discount
Texas is known for cheap and plentiful energy resources, but they’re usually of the dirty, fossil fuel–based variety. That reputation is changing. Texans can now buy renewable energy packages that are as cheap as or cheaper than the coal- or natural gas–based alternatives. Texas is not an anomaly...