Category Archives: General

Wanted: a ‘clean trillion’ dollar investment to limit climate change

The UN is calling on investors and business to pump up their financing of low-carbon technologies By Lisa Palmer Major investors and big business met with government leaders at the United Nations recently  to address the urgency of clean energy investments. Their … Continue reading

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Facing Tough Market at Home, U.S. Coal Giant Pushes Overseas

With prospects in the U.S. increasingly uncertain, Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private coal company, is expanding its operations abroad. But that strategy could carry significant risks, as coal-consuming powerhouses like China are working to reduce their dependence on the … Continue reading

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Will Power

I recently talked with will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas at Brainstorm Green in Laguna Niguel, California. The hip-hop band founder and innovator launched a brand initiative with Coca-Cola called EKOCYCLE, which inspires brands to not only design but innovate by using recycled materials in … Continue reading

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Covering sustainable solutions

This week I’m in California at Fortune’s Brainstorm Green Conference. If you are attending, please contact me via the press room (#1002) or e mail me  [my first name] (a t) lisa-palmer.com.

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Artificial wetlands to capture and process the fertilizer runoff that is polluting the Mississippi

In my recent story for The New York Times I write about ways Iowa farmers are seeking to prevent nutrients from getting into streams and rivers. My article focuses on using artificial wetlands to capture and process the fertilizer that … Continue reading

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Climate change and how to fix it

My latest story for The New York Times features Oxford University professor Dieter Helm. We met on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to discuss Europe’s flawed energy policies and what he considers America’s lucky break with natural gas. The best part of the … Continue reading

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What’s up with Arctic shipping, climate change, and invasive species?

In Scientific American you’ll find “Melting Arctic Ice Will Make Way for More Ships–and More Species Invasions,” a story I wrote about the immense increases in shipping that are likely over the North Pole and Arctic Ocean in the coming … Continue reading

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What’s The Big Idea?

Last week, The New York Times published a story I wrote about a new social enterprise to finance climate change solutions, among other social justice and humanitarian issues, by strengthening individual buying power. This is an issue worth keeping a close … Continue reading

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Growing Focus on Coastal Flooding

FEMA Flood Zone Maps Make Case for Climate Resiliency By Lisa Palmer New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s advice to coastal property owners to elevate their homes or face higher insurance premiums is a harbinger of more things likely to come. … Continue reading

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Climate Change 2.0: National Assessment Hammers Home Science Findings

By Lisa Palmer The newly released National Climate Assessment from a team of federal agencies reinforces the climate-concerned messages from other reports and from a record year of natural disaster damages. But a question remains: Are the public and their … Continue reading

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