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Inauguration Countdown–Biden Announces Additional Climate Plans/Staff

Inauguration Countdown–Biden Announces Additional Climate Plans/Staff

We have no time to waste when it comes to getting this virus under control and building our economy back better. Tune in as I announce my American Rescue Plan. https://t.co/4YAg0nhJMn — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 15, 2021 Yesterday, President-elect Joe Biden announced his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan which he described as “a two-step […]

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Even Big Oil Is Re-evaluating Political Donations

Even Big Oil Is Re-evaluating Political Donations

Following the armed insurrection at the United States Capitol building on January 6, several major oil companies have announced that they will be suspending their political giving and reviewing their future giving criteria.

Why This Matters: Fossil fuel money is shunned by most Democrats. But this could mark the end of a long love affair between the fossil fuel industry and the GOP.

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Platypus Genome Shows Mammal Evolution

Platypus Genome Shows Mammal Evolution


by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Humans are now a step closer to understanding our strange fellow mammal the platypus. Scientists have published the most complete genome of these egg-laying, venom-producing, web-footed creatures, as well as the genome of their relative, the short-beaked echidna. Platypuses and echidnas are monotremes, a group that diverged from other […]

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New EPA Rule Could Allow Agency Cherry Pick Science

New EPA Rule Could Allow Agency Cherry Pick Science

It's official: @EPAAWheeler just announced the finalization of its controversial science transparency rule during a Zoom call hosted by @ceidotorg, a climate science denial group. pic.twitter.com/d5YnJPiP53 — Zahra Hirji (@Zhirji28) January 5, 2021 by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The EPA has finalized a rule that would limit the scope of research that influences policy […]

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Investors Are Betting on Tesla’s EVs

Investors Are Betting on Tesla’s EVs


n less than a decade, Tesla has become the most valuable car company in the world — by a huge margin.  It’s value (market capitalization) yesterday topped $700B  on the news that it had reached its goal of producing 500,000 electric vehicles (EVs) worldwide in 2020.

Why This Matters:  Tesla is more valuable than the next 9 most valuable car companies in the world combined — that includes Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes. 

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The Military Can Lead on Energy Innovation and Environmental Justice, Starting in Georgia 

The Military Can Lead on Energy Innovation and Environmental Justice, Starting in Georgia 

By Sherri Goodman and Monica Medina While our nation’s first priority must be to tackle the COVID crisis, we must also address the challenge of climate change and the opportunity of the energy transition in a way that creates more jobs and improves health and safety for more Americans. Today, our military, in Georgia and […]

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