One Cool Thing: Keep Your Mortgage Climate-Safe

One Cool Thing: Keep Your Mortgage Climate-Safe

Seattle-based real estate app and website Redfin has announced it will include climate risk in all of its listings to help customers make climate-smart decisions regarding significant real estate investments. The feature is powered by ClimateCheck, a company that measures the regional risk of climate-related disasters. “A home is a huge financial investment, and these […]

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Boulder Is The Latest City to Bring Exxon to Court

Boulder Is The Latest City to Bring Exxon to Court


by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Colorado, like many Western states, is facing down another year of record-breaking wildfires. Colorado’s Boulder County estimates that over the next 30 years, it will cost $100 million to update transport and drainage systems to reduce wildfire risk. But the county doesn’t want to put its residents on the […]

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UK Banks Develop Plan to Shut Down Asian Coal-Fueled Power Plants

UK Banks Develop Plan to Shut Down Asian Coal-Fueled Power Plants

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer According to the BBC, a handful of the world’s biggest financial institutions are devising a plan to speed up the closure of coal-fired power plants in Asia. The initiative was developed by UK insurer Prudential, is being driven by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and includes major banks HSBC […]

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Growing “Dead Zone” Off Oregon Coast Worries Scientists and Fisherman Alike

Growing “Dead Zone” Off Oregon Coast Worries Scientists and Fisherman Alike

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A growing hypoxic “dead zone” off the coast of Oregon has environmentalists and experts worried about the future of marine life in the region. Low-oxygen levels in a 7,700-square-mile stretch of the ocean are now suffocating sea life, leaving a trail of death along the ocean floor. Experts say that growing dead zones are a […]

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Ford Announces It Will Spend More on EVs Than Gas-Powered Cars by 2023

Ford Announces It Will Spend More on EVs Than Gas-Powered Cars by 2023

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Ford Motor Company has announced that it will be spending more on electric vehicles (EVs) than on internal combustion models in 2023. The news comes as the Biden administration continues negotiations with the nation’s automakers to ensure that 40% or more of all vehicles sold will be electric by the end […]

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A Snapshot of Nature-Based Solutions

A Snapshot of Nature-Based Solutions

In the fight against climate change, protecting nature can be a very powerful tool in sequestering carbon and serving as a means of protection from the inevitable effects of a warming planet. Nature-based solutions (NBS) harness the power of nature and existing ecosystems to better store atmospheric carbon and increase the resilience of human communities […]

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