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For Peat’s Sake: Protecting Scotland’s Bogs

For Peat’s Sake: Protecting Scotland’s Bogs

by Ashira Morris, ODP Contributing Writer Scotland’s Flow Country could soon be home to the globe’s first peat bog protected as a world heritage site. The blanket bog covers over 1,500 square miles stretching across the northern tip of Scotland. Peatlands like the ones in Flow Country are one of the most efficient carbon trappers […]

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Trump Administration Proposes List of Conservation Projects After Deadline

Trump Administration Proposes List of Conservation Projects After Deadline

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer On Monday, the Trump administration submitted an index of projects that will get funding under a conservation program, which could help protect a number of important national parks throughout the nation. The only issue is that the administration submitted this list a week after it was due to Congress.  […]

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One Good Thing: Veterans Get Free Lifetime Passes to National Parks

One Good Thing: Veterans Get Free Lifetime Passes to National Parks

President Trump may have fired his Defense Secretary yesterday, but at least the administration did one good thing.  The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that all U.S. military veterans and gold star families are now eligible to get free access to national parks, wildlife refuges, and thousands of other recreation areas. The passes ordinarily cost $80, […]

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Food Emissions are the Dark Horse of Climate Change, New Report Shows

Food Emissions are the Dark Horse of Climate Change, New Report Shows

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer In a report released Thursday, scientists say that if swift action is not taken to reduce emissions from food production, the world risks missing the targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement. According to the researchers, even if fossil fuel emissions were immediately halted, rising greenhouse gas emissions from […]

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Trump Officially Strips Protection for America’s Largest National Forests

Trump Officially Strips Protection for America’s Largest National Forests


We wrote several weeks ago that the Trump administration moved to expand development in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States, as well as the largest remaining temperate rainforest in the world. Regrettably, the administration went ahead with the worst-case scenario in its aim to dismantle protections for this crucial […]

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California’s Never-Ending Wildfire Season Need Not Be The Case

California’s Never-Ending Wildfire Season Need Not Be The Case

by Natasha Lasky, Our Daily Planet Contributing Writer This past week, California’s biggest utility, PG&E, conducted the largest brownout of the year, shutting off the power for 466,000 people in 34 counties, affecting 1.1 million people. The blackouts have hit small towns as well as densely populated parts of the San Francisco metropolitan area, including […]

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