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Eminent Domain in the Age of Climate Change

Eminent Domain in the Age of Climate Change

As Christopher Flavelle wrote for the New York Times yesterday, “eminent domain — the government’s authority to take private property, with compensation, for public use — has long been viewed as too blunt a tool for getting people out of disaster-prone areas. Even when the purpose of eminent domain is seen as legitimate, elected officials […]

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How to Hire More Women in STEM

How to Hire More Women in STEM

As National Geographic once explained, women make up half the national workforce, earn more college and graduate degrees than men, and by some estimates represent the largest single economic force in the world. Yet the gender gap in fields like science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) fields is still staggering. A survey conducted by […]

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Special World Wildlife Day Interview with Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of the IPBES

Special World Wildlife Day Interview with Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of the IPBES

Dr. Anne Larigauderie is the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) which is the intergovernmental body that assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision-makers. ODP:  Today is World Wildlife Day. And we are at a critical […]

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Special Super Tuesday Preview with Nathaniel Stinnett, Environmental Voter Project

Special Super Tuesday Preview with Nathaniel Stinnett, Environmental Voter Project

Nathaniel Stinnett is the Founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project that works to significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and voters. ODP: Tomorrow is Super Tuesday. Do you think climate change and environmental protection are important issues to voters in 2020 […]

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Hero of the Week: Katherine Johnson 1918-2020

Hero of the Week: Katherine Johnson 1918-2020


Katherine Johnson who was one of the finest NASA mathematicians of her time and whose calculations made possible the first U.S. crewed spaceflights, passed away at 101 on Monday. As the New York Times reported, “Mrs. Johnson was one of several hundred rigorously educated, supremely capable yet largely unheralded women who, well before the modern […]

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Interview of the Week: Justin Worland

Interview of the Week: Justin Worland


Justin Worland is a Washington-DC-based journalist covering energy and the environment for TIME. He is also the 2019 winner of the SEAL Environmental Journalism Award. ODP: Were you always interested in environmental journalism? How did you choose this beat – especially since ten years ago – it probably wasn’t as prevalent?   JW: I definitely […]

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