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Hero of the Week: Emily Harrington Scales El Capitan in Under 24 Hours!

Hero of the Week: Emily Harrington Scales El Capitan in Under 24 Hours!

Last week, Emily Harrington became only the fourth woman to free climb Yosemite National Park’s iconic, 3000-foot tall granite wall El Capitan, and the first woman to do it via the Golden Gate route.  She cares about climate change too and took time from training to encourage other outdoor enthusiasts to vote. Harrington said of […]

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Antarctic Operations Resume in Smaller Numbers Under COVID Threat

Antarctic Operations Resume in Smaller Numbers Under COVID Threat

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer This week 40 researchers will emerge from quarantine to board a ship bound for Antarctica, hoping to resume critical research operations on the continent which have been halted for months due to COVID-19. Antarctica is the only place on Earth that is still untouched by the pandemic and, for […]

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Bonus Pre-Election Interview with Pita Juarez, Comms Director of Chispa click button

Bonus Pre-Election Interview with Pita Juarez, Comms Director of Chispa

Today we want to share with you this interview with Pita Juarez who has been working to mobilize BIPOC and Latinx voters for Chispa, an arm of the League of Conservation Voters.  They are currently working in 5 states with large concentrations of minority voters and hope to expand to Texas in the next election […]

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Could A Democratic Win Mean the First Indigenous Secretary of Interior?

Could A Democratic Win Mean the First Indigenous Secretary of Interior?

By Ashira Morris, ODP Contributing Writer The Department of the Interior houses the Bureaus of Indian Affairs and Indian Education, but it has never been led by a Native American. Over the course of its 170-year history, the relationship between the government and the 578 federally recognized Indian tribes it manages has been fraught. “We […]

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Heroes Of The Week: Student Climate Voters

Heroes Of The Week: Student Climate Voters

Voter suppression is a shameful reality many Americans must face across the nation. But for many young, and first-time voters on college campuses that suppression has come at the hands of Republican lawmakers who have, as the New York Times reported, worked to diminish the electoral power of campuses through redistricting, as well as by […]

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BONUS ODP Interview:  The Brennan Center’s Hannah Klain on How To Make Sure Your Vote Counts click button

BONUS ODP Interview: The Brennan Center’s Hannah Klain on How To Make Sure Your Vote Counts

Hannah is an Equal Justice Works Selbin Family Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice where she works on protecting everyone’s right to vote and vote safely this year.  She also happens to be my (Monica’s) daughter!  She has some practical tips for everyone on how to make sure your vote gets counted, and how […]

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