Grace Palmer, Author at State of the Planet

Grace Palmer

Grace Palmer graduated from Barnard College with a degree in Environment and Sustainability. She has worked on a variety of climate justice projects, including organizing a campus campaign for 100% renewable energy at Barnard. Originally from Vermont, she enjoys skiing icy East Coast mountains, hiking, and gardening.

Recent Posts

Greenland Ice Sheet Reached Tipping Point 20 Years Ago, New Study Finds

The massive ice sheet is now locked into a certain amount of decline. But reducing emissions remains critical to preventing catastrophic loss of the entire ice sheet.

by |September 2, 2020

Pesticides and Industrial Pollutants Found in Snow Atop Arctic Glaciers

The long journey of these compounds — likely originating in the United States and Eurasia — points to the near-global reach of industrial and agricultural pollution.

by |August 6, 2020

Remains of Cold War Plane Crash Emerging From Rapidly Melting Alaska Glacier

In June, a search party discovered newly unthawed wreckage and human remains from a crashed plane trapped in ice for 60 years. The discovery evokes the ongoing legacy of Arctic militarization.

by |July 28, 2020

To Bring Back Endangered Fish, This First Nation Is Claiming Environmental Management Authority

After eulachon populations in the Bella Coola River of British Columbia crashed two decades ago, the Nuxalk Nation has made a concerted effort to strengthen its management authority — and hopefully bring back the culturally significant fish.

by |July 9, 2020

Yakama Nation Fishery Succeeds In Restoring Columbia River Sturgeon

After near extinction due to overfishing, hydroelectric damming, and climate change, the Columbia River white sturgeon has made a comeback thanks to Indigenous-led restoration.

by |June 26, 2020