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Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, an important reminder that we cannot hope to preserve nature and fight climate change without the inclusion of native people. Their communities disproportionately suffer the effects of a warming planet despite contributing little to climate change. Moreover, Indigenous people’s close ties to nature mean that their food systems and cultural […]

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Interview of the Week: Scott Ressler on National Geographic’s “The Last Ice” click button

Interview of the Week: Scott Ressler on National Geographic’s “The Last Ice”

This week, we sat down with Scott Ressler, the producer and director of the National Geographic Society’s latest feature documentary film called “The Last Ice.”  Watch the full interview, and also the film’s beautiful trailer below.  It premieres on National Geographic Wild on Monday at 9 PM ET. On the Film’s Genesis: It started out […]

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Heroes of the Week: 2020 Brower Youth Award Winners

Heroes of the Week: 2020 Brower Youth Award Winners

The New Leaders Initiative of Earth Island Institute recently announced the recipients of this year’s Brower Youth Awards–the premier environmental youth award in the county. This year’s winners span the North American continent, from Mexico to Canada and throughout the United States, demonstrating the importance of working on environmental issues across borders and unifying our […]

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The UK’s Prince William Launches a 10 Year “Earthshot” To Inspire Action click button

The UK’s Prince William Launches a 10 Year “Earthshot” To Inspire Action

Inspired the the “moonshot” project of the 1960s, the heir to the British throne has launched an ambitious effort to find the fifty best new ideas that can change the current course of destruction of the planet.

Why This Matters:  Now more than ever we need leaders with worldwide influence to put us on the right track on climate change and biodiversity conservation.

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New Pew Poll Shows Rising Global Concern Over Climate and Environment

New Pew Poll Shows Rising Global Concern Over Climate and Environment

In its annual survey of attitudes about climate change and environmental issues in countries around the world, the Pew Research Center concluded that across the board, half or more of the people surveyed consider climate change to be a very serious problem.

Why This Matters:  While some (Fox News, e.g.) might want you to think that protecting the environment and fighting climate change are in opposition to job creation and economic growth.

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The Climate Refugee Crisis Hits the US

The Climate Refugee Crisis Hits the US

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer  Much has been made of the United States’’ refusal to help take in migrants displaced by climate change — most notably, the Trump administration denied Temporary Protected Status for Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian. But in the wake of wildfires scorching the west coast and Hurricane Laura flooding the […]

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