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15 Finalists Announced For Prince William’s EarthShot Prize

15 Finalists Announced For Prince William’s EarthShot Prize

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer In October 2020, Prince William created the EarthShot Prize, a £1 million reward for five innovations that help improve climate and conservation issues. This year, fifteen finalists have been selected. Winners will be chosen from across five categories: Protect and Restore Nature; Clean Our Air; Revive our Oceans; Build […]

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Over 50% of Young People Very Worried About Climate and Say They Feel Betrayed by Governments

Over 50% of Young People Very Worried About Climate and Say They Feel Betrayed by Governments

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Young people worldwide are feeling chronic stress about the climate crisis, a new study shows. The largest study on young people’s climate anxiety to date surveyed thousands of 16 to 25-year-olds from the UK, Finland, France, US, Australia, Portugal, Brazil, India, the Philippines, and Nigeria. It found that young […]

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World Bank Projects 216 Million Climate Refugees by 2050

World Bank Projects 216 Million Climate Refugees by 2050

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A new report published by the World Bank, titled Groundswell Part II, warns that 216 million people could be displaced by climate change by 2050. People in places with rapidly rising sea levels, water scarcity, and increasing crop failure face higher risk of displacement. The report also found that […]

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A Record 227 Climate Defenders were Killed in 2020

A Record 227 Climate Defenders were Killed in 2020

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Over 200 environmental activists were murdered in 2020 while protecting lands and waters across the world, averaging more than four deaths per week and setting a new record. Even as emissions dipped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, defenders of the planet faced increasing violence across the world. Now, experts […]

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Disability Advocates Urge Governments to Prioritize Accessibility in Climate Action

Disability Advocates Urge Governments to Prioritize Accessibility in Climate Action

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Disability advocates are urging governments to ensure accessibility in climate action and climate resilience plans after a summer of natural disasters highlighted the disproportionate impact climate change has on disabled people worldwide. The push comes as environmental groups raise concerns about the safety and equity of the upcoming COP26 […]

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One Cool Thing: Hiking for the Environment

One Cool Thing: Hiking for the Environment

Strap on your hiking boots — it’s time for Sierra Club’s City Hike-A-Thon. In addition to events in Los Angeles and Boston, hikers and nature lovers across the country will be able to participate in their hometowns using an app called AllTrails. With AllTrails, users can find fun and accessible trails near them, and Sierra […]

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