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First African American Catholic Cardinal Supports the Fight Against Climate Change

First African American Catholic Cardinal Supports the Fight Against Climate Change

Wilton Gregory, appointed the first African American Catholic cardinal, is an ally in the fight against global warming. He not only believes in climate change, but he also has supported the Pope’s landmark environmental treatise— “Laudato Si:’ On Care for our Common Home” —when many archbishops in the United States did not, and put together a plan to address the Pope’s concerns about climate change that has been an inspiration for other faith leaders in Boston, Columbus, Minneapolis, San Diego, and other cities.

Why this Matters:  Spiritual leaders across faiths have been taking a stand against climate change. On November 16th, 47 faith institutions— 42 representing Catholics— announced their divestment from fossil fuels.

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Interview of the Week:  Adam Kolton of the Alaska Wilderness League click button

Interview of the Week: Adam Kolton of the Alaska Wilderness League

This week, just in time for Thanksgiving, we talk with Adam Kolton, the Executive Director of the Alaska Wilderness League about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Arctic Indigenous Communities, and conserving Alaskan wilderness.  Watch the entire interview.  Here are a few highlights: On the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: “This is the area where hundreds of […]

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Interview of the Week: Indonesian Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan click button

Interview of the Week: Indonesian Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan

This week we had the pleasure of sitting with Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, a title he’s held since October 2019. We asked the minister about how Indonesia is balancing the precarious equation of conserving its rich biodiversity while addressing the duel climate and COVID crises.   Now that […]

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One Cool Thing:  A Property Bro on a Power Trip

One Cool Thing: A Property Bro on a Power Trip


Sure he may perennially be one of People Magazine’s sexiest men alive (well Michael B. Jordon won this year), but now HGTV’s Jonathan Scott is on a real “Power Trip.”   On Monday he premiered on PBS a new documentary he wrote and directed about how solar energy development is being stifled by what he calls […]

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Interview of the Week: Julia Pyper click button

Interview of the Week: Julia Pyper

This week we sat down with Julia Pyper, who is the Host and Producer of the Political Climate podcast. You’ve seen Julia’s guest posts for Our Daily Planet, but we wanted to make the intro official and also chat a bit more about Julia’s newest podcast, Ditched which delves into the world of green finance. […]

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Hero of the Week: Emily Harrington Scales El Capitan in Under 24 Hours!

Hero of the Week: Emily Harrington Scales El Capitan in Under 24 Hours!

Last week, Emily Harrington became only the fourth woman to free climb Yosemite National Park’s iconic, 3000-foot tall granite wall El Capitan, and the first woman to do it via the Golden Gate route.  She cares about climate change too and took time from training to encourage other outdoor enthusiasts to vote. Harrington said of […]

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