Climate Change
The Fellowship Feels the Heat

The Fellowship Feels the Heat

According to a new study published in Nature Climate Change, 85% of the global population is feeling the impacts of human-induced climate change. Meanwhile, the world’s most emitting nations are also some of its wealthiest but have lagged on taking decisive climate action as developing countries bear the brunt of climate fallout. If high emitters don’t step up to lead the charge […]

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Over 30 Countries Agree to Cut Methane by 30%

Over 30 Countries Agree to Cut Methane by 30%

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Thirty-one countries have joined the Global Methane Pledge, a US and EU-led global pledge drafted last month by the two nations to reduce methane emissions by 30% by 2030. This news arrives three weeks before world leaders convene for COP26 in Glasgow to determine how to prepare for imminent climate-related disasters and prevent catastrophic warming.   Why This Matters: Methane […]

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Indigenous Climate Activists Have Prevented Over 1.5 Billion Tons of GHGs

Indigenous Climate Activists Have Prevented Over 1.5 Billion Tons of GHGs

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A new study co-authored by researchers from Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and Oil Change International has found that Indigenous climate activists in the US and Canada have “stopped or delayed greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution equivalent to at least one-quarter of annual US and Canadian emissions.” Indigenous resistance to 21 […]

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Summer’s Subway Floods Have Cities Questioning Preparedness

Summer’s Subway Floods Have Cities Questioning Preparedness

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Hurricanes have been posing increasing threats to infrastructure in East Coast cities, hitting subways particularly hard. Last month’s Hurricane Ida flooded New York City’s subway tunnels, shut down Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, and washed out a commuter line in Philadelphia. These extreme weather events and their effects are prompting city […]

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White House Moves to Reverse Trump Assault on the National Environmental Policy Act

White House Moves to Reverse Trump Assault on the National Environmental Policy Act

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor On Wednesday, the White House took first steps to reverse a Trump-era assault on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The new rules will restore the Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) obligation to take climate change and carbon emissions into account for major projects. Officials say the Biden meassure […]

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Take Us to Your Youth Leader

Take Us to Your Youth Leader

This week, the Youth4Climate summit in Milan featured speeches by Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate, who criticized world leaders for not walking their talk on climate change. If those in power ignore the warnings of the younger generation, the impending dangers of climate change will likely make life a lot easier for any extraterrestrial interlopers. […]

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