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One Marvel-ous Thing: Loki’s TVA Clashes with Alternate Self

One Marvel-ous Thing: Loki’s TVA Clashes with Alternate Self

Disney+’s Loki is one of the hottest new shows on TV. But what if we told you the TVA was real? No, they don’t protect the sacred timeline (or raise questions about free will) like Loki’s Time Variance Authority, but they are making sure the future looks bright for all of us. The Tennessee Valley Authority’s social media has been blowing up since our favorite […]

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Interview of the Week: Dr. Joellen Russell click button

Interview of the Week: Dr. Joellen Russell

This summer has been dry and extremely hot. Temperature records have been shattered and it’s left many of us wondering how much of this we can attribute to climate change. It’s why we asked the distinguished Dr. Joellen Russell, a climate scientist and oceanographer at the University of Arizona to walk us through how climate […]

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One Historic Thing: First African-American Chief of the U.S. Forest Service

One Historic Thing: First African-American Chief of the U.S. Forest Service

Longtime forester Randy Moore will be the first-ever African American Chief of the U.S. Forest Service since its founding 116 years ago. He will take over for Vicki Christiansen, who has led the Service since 2018, overseeing 193 million acres of public lands, including 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands. His appointment arrives as […]

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Biden Raises Firefighter Pay, Plans for Wildfires With Western Governors

Biden Raises Firefighter Pay, Plans for Wildfires With Western Governors

On Wednesday, President Biden convened a virtual meeting with governors from Western states to discuss ways to withstand this year’s devastating wildfire season (which is already very much underway in California).  In this meeting, Biden introduced a short-term pay raise for federal firefighters, alongside other longer-term improvements for wildfire prevention and risk mitigation efforts, setting […]

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$50 Million for Environmental Justice Initiatives

$50 Million for Environmental Justice Initiatives

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The Environmental Protection Agency just announced $50 million in environmental justice funding, sending money to low-income and communities of color to take on the intersecting impacts of the climate crisis, long-term pollution, and COVID-19. The funding comes from the most recent COVID relief package and is the first half […]

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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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