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New Report Finds Online “Fake News” is a Major Threat to Climate Action

New Report Finds Online “Fake News” is a Major Threat to Climate Action

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new report published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science found that the future success of climate change policy is threatened by targeted attacks from social media. “Social media reports have created a toxic environment where it’s now very difficult to distinguish facts from fiction,” said co-author Owen Gaffney of the Stockholm Resilience Centre.  […]

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Oh, Happy Day!

Oh, Happy Day!

By Beth Allgood, President, OneNature It was a long hike, and rugged. The Himalayan altitude was almost as breathtaking as the scenery, which became more stunning with every switchback turn. I had arrived in Bhutan two days before on my second trip to the remote mountain kingdom.  The first, twenty-four months earlier, was to attend […]

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Haaland Makes Her-story

Haaland Makes Her-story

In her first official tweet as Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland said, “Thank you@POTUS Biden and@VP Harris. I am honored and ready to work. I look forward to tackling some of the nation’s most pressing issues with @Interior so that future generations can enjoy our public lands and waters for years to come.”  As she walked into her office, Secretary […]

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Interview of the Week: Beth Allgood, Founder of One Nature click button

Interview of the Week: Beth Allgood, Founder of One Nature

This week we got to sit down with one of our first #FriendsOfThePlanet, Beth Allgood who is now the founder and president of One Nature–a group focused on the wellbeing of all beings. Beth had spent her career in conservation policy and developed a passion for “wellbeing policy”–which measures the health of an economy not […]

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Environmental Voter Project Extends to 5 New States to Mobilize Millions

Environmental Voter Project Extends to 5 New States to Mobilize Millions

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Environmental Voter Project (EVP) has announced that it will be expanding its voter outreach programs into five new states: Alaska, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, and New York. With this addition, the EVP will now operate in 17 states to identify inactive environmentalists and equip them with the tools to […]

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Workforce Policies Are Crucial to Transitioning Fossil Fuel Communities

Workforce Policies Are Crucial to Transitioning Fossil Fuel Communities

The fourth report in a joint research series by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Resources for the Future found that very few fossil fuel power plant closures have had plans in mind for former employees, and many communities feel left behind by both old and new energy development. 

 Why This Matters: The Biden administration has announced plans to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, phasing out fossil fuels entirely.

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