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Meet 3 Women Working on the Frontline of Ocean Conservation

Meet 3 Women Working on the Frontline of Ocean Conservation

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The earliest iteration of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was founded in 1977 to “defend, conserve and protect our ocean.” Meet three women, featured by Vogue, who are carrying out the organization’s mission: Eva Hidalgo: 31-year-old Spanish scientist who was part of the team that possibly identified a new […]

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A Cloud Over Sunshine State Solar

A Cloud Over Sunshine State Solar

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer A bill sitting on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s desk could take away local government’s decision-making about their energy choices, including where to build large-scale solar arrays. The outcome will impact the historically Black town of Archer, where Origis Energy and Gainesville Regional Utilities want to build a 50-megawatt solar […]

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Rethinking Urban Freeways with Rep. Nikema Williams click button

Rethinking Urban Freeways with Rep. Nikema Williams

The American Jobs Plan is an unmissable moment for communities across the country to address the legacy of urban freeways and set a new course for a more equitable future. It’s absolutely critical that as we begin to reimagine and build the transportation infrastructure of the 21st century that we do not repeat the mistakes […]

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Interview of the Week: Michelle Olson click button

Interview of the Week: Michelle Olson

A 2018 Pew poll found that 43% of U.S. adults say they often or sometimes play video games. With so many people–and young people specifically— spending time gaming, wouldn’t it be great if games taught values like respect for nature? That’s where Michelle Olson comes in, a video game designer of the new game Beasts of […]

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Amazon Employees Petition Company to Prioritize Communities of Color

Amazon Employees Petition Company to Prioritize Communities of Color

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Six hundred and forty Amazon tech and corporate employees have signed a petition urging the company to raise its emissions goals and address the disproportionate impact its emissions have on communities of color. The petition, organized by Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, comes in response to Amazon successfully persuading the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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All Communities Deserve A “Cool and Green” COVID Recovery

All Communities Deserve A “Cool and Green” COVID Recovery

by Reann Gibson Over the last 14 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of nearly everyone in the United States and abroad. While we have all suffered, communities of color have borne the brunt of the illness, job loss and death of the pandemic. As summer approaches once again, these communities are about […]

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