Climate Change
Plastic Industry Set to Outpace Coal Emissions by 2030

Plastic Industry Set to Outpace Coal Emissions by 2030

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer While coal use is a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, another industry is set to outpace it: plastic. A new report from Bennington College and Beyond Plastics estimates the plastic industry emits over 232 million tons of greenhouse gases each year, the equivalent of 116 coal-fired power plants.  […]

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Atmospheric Microplastics May Contribute to Warming Temps

Atmospheric Microplastics May Contribute to Warming Temps

By Alex Bowman, ODP Contributing Writer It’s a well known fact that fossil fuels are plaguing our atmosphere, but new research finds petroleum products are entering our air in a whole new form: microplastics. A study published in Nature on Wednesday reveals findings of how airborne microplastics behave in the earth’s atmosphere and contribute to […]

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Third Way Launches Decarb America to Pave a Greener Path click button

Third Way Launches Decarb America to Pave a Greener Path

The world has been tasked to decarbonize by 2050, but juggling COVID-19, the economy, jobs, and energy is a massive task. Turmoil in Congress and opposition from oil giants certainly isn’t helping, so how can the US meet its net-zero goals in just three decades? Some of those in power would have you believe it’s […]

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International Report Finds Africa Facing Deglaciation and Climate Displacement

International Report Finds Africa Facing Deglaciation and Climate Displacement

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and African Union (AU) agencies has found that Africa’s eastern glaciers will vanish over the next 20 years, and 118 million people will face droughts, floods, and extreme heat. Climate experts say the melting of the continent’s glaciers should be a […]

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Biden Announces Roadmap to Build a Climate-Resilient Economy

Biden Announces Roadmap to Build a Climate-Resilient Economy

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor In May, President Biden ordered government agencies to evaluate and develop a plan to mitigate the risk that climate change presents to the US economy. Last week, the administration released a first-of-its-kind roadmap to building a climate-resilient economy. The 40-page report was announced Friday and lays out concrete government-wide […]

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Study Finds Disparities In Escaping Extreme Heat

Study Finds Disparities In Escaping Extreme Heat

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer As the earth’s temperature skyrockets, so will the demand to beat the heat with air conditioning. While access to cooler air is yet another example of climate inequity, a new study published in Nature found that people in lower-income countries may also have to pay much more than those […]

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