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The True Cost of That “Instagram-able” Moment

The True Cost of That “Instagram-able” Moment

By: Miro Korenha, Founder and Publisher of Our Daily Planet  The past two weeks have brought Southern California not only a migration of a billion butterflies but also a super bloom of poppies and other wildflowers that have set social media accounts abuzz. It’s understandable, these were both brilliant natural displays and worthy of the awe […]

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Interview of the Week: Lois Schiffer, the Former Top Environmental Enforcer

Interview of the Week: Lois Schiffer, the Former Top Environmental Enforcer

Lois Schiffer is one of the leading environmental lawyers in the United States, having served as the General Counsel of NOAA during the Obama Administration, and as the Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources at the Justice Department during the Clinton Administration, as well as teaching environmental law at Georgetown Law for 30 […]

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1.4 Million Students Strike Around the Globe for Climate Action

1.4 Million Students Strike Around the Globe for Climate Action

Students in 1,700 locations across over 100 countries around the globe staged a massive demonstration on Friday, demanding that leaders in their own countries and globally take action to address the existential threat of climate change.  A reported 1.4 million students walked out of school and marched and held rallies from Tokyo to Cape Town, and Stockholm to New York to raise awareness of the climate change crisis and their increasing concern that their generation will be unduly impacted by the failure to reign in greenhouse gas emissions now before it is too late. 

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Heroes of the Week: Weather Forecasters Keeping Us Safe

Heroes of the Week: Weather Forecasters Keeping Us Safe

These meteorologists gave local residents 30-40 minutes lead time and pinpoint locations of where two highly destructive tornadoes were heading.  So this week we salute the storm forecasters who warned the public and kept millions of people across the nation out of harm’s way. 

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ODP Exclusive Interview with Lindsay Getschel

ODP Exclusive Interview with Lindsay Getschel

Lindsay Getschel is a Research Assistant with the Environmental Security program at the Stimson Center and she recently had the opportunity to address the UN Security Council on issues of climate change and youth representation in global decisionmaking. ODP: Your policy research at the Stimson Center focuses on the interconnection between climate change and global […]

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Sustainability — Is It Affordable?

Sustainability — Is It Affordable?

Bloomberg News’ Alexis Benveniste took a look at the ever-expanding universe of eco-friendly products — from re-usable metal straws and aluminum water bottles to shoes made entirely from recycled plastic — and found most of them to be too expensive for the average American consumer to afford.

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