Climate Change
New Budget Bill Could Cut Emissions by 1 Billion Tons in 2030

New Budget Bill Could Cut Emissions by 1 Billion Tons in 2030

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The Democrats’ massive budget bill has six major climate provisions that could put a big dent in US emissions — cutting almost one billion tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2030, according to a new study from Rhodium Group.    Why this Matters: In order for Biden to […]

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Harvard to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Investments

Harvard to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Investments


By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer In a recent missive, Harvard University announced that it aims to avoid new investments in fossil fuels. In the past, Harvard has resisted taking environmental concerns into account when investing its $42 billion endowment. But the university’s president, Lawrence S. Bacow, emphasized in an email, “climate change is the […]

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Study Finds Atmospheric Hydrogen Up 70% Over 150 Years

Study Finds Atmospheric Hydrogen Up 70% Over 150 Years

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Earth system scientists have found that molecular hydrogen (H2) in the atmosphere increased by 70%. A coalition between UC Irvine, NOAA, the University of Colorado Boulder, and UC San Diego, studied air confined in layers of Antarctic ice and snow and found that molecular hydrogen increased from 330 to […]

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Experts Encourage the End of Oil

Experts Encourage the End of Oil

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Fossil fuel companies need to stop extraction ASAP. That’s not new news, but a new study published in Nature found that to keep global temperatures below a 3-degree Fahrenheit rise, it’s imperative to not extract at least 90% of coal reserves and 60% of oil and gas reserves by […]

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Dutch Advertising Watchdog Finds Shell Guilty of Greenwashing

Dutch Advertising Watchdog Finds Shell Guilty of Greenwashing

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new ad campaign from Royal Dutch Shell Plc boasted that customers could offset carbon emissions from the gas they buy — if the customer pays extra for gas, Shell advertised that they would use this money to plant trees and re-absorb carbon from the atmosphere. The problem? The Netherland’s […]

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World’s Northernmost Island Uncovered by Shifting Arctic Sea Ice

World’s Northernmost Island Uncovered by Shifting Arctic Sea Ice

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Scientists have discovered the world’s northernmost island in the Arctic Ocean, north of Greenland. The island, just 30 meters across, was revealed by shifting sea ice and is comprised of seabed mud and sediment left behind by moving glaciers. Although the scientists say that climate change may not have played a direct […]

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