Politics
One Cool Thing: Our Very Own Cartoon

One Cool Thing: Our Very Own Cartoon


Political cartoons often provide the satire that keeps politics and global events from feeling too overwhelming. We’re personally big fans and that’s why we asked the incredibly talented political cartoonist and illustrator, Alexandra Bowman, to become a contributor for ODP. Alex is a sophomore at Georgetown and the Founder and President of “The Hilltop Show,” a student […]

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Just When We Need Them Most, State Environmental Agencies Cut Budgets

Just When We Need Them Most, State Environmental Agencies Cut Budgets

The Trump Administration may be expecting more of state environmental agencies — indeed, they have delegated more authority to certain states in order to ensure greater “flexibility” for industry — but a majority of states have cut the budget of their environmental agencies according to a new report entitled “The Thin Green Line” by the Environmental Integrity Project

Why This Matters:  This compounds the neglect of the federal government, which has cut EPA’s budget for pollution control and science over the same time period.

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New Mobilization For Climate Action: World War Zero

New Mobilization For Climate Action: World War Zero

Yesterday, with an all-out media blitzkrieg, former Secretary of State John Kerry and former California Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and a group of high profile leaders from business, entertainment, the military and politics launched a campaign called “World War Zero” to mobilize Americans and people around the world to tackle climate change.

Why This Matters:  This is the most powerful group of leaders to mobilize yet — and leadership on this issue right now is in short supply.

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For the Conservation Movement, It’s Almost Heaven, West Virginia

For the Conservation Movement, It’s Almost Heaven, West Virginia

By Monica Medina, Founder and CEO of Our Daily Planet And now, for those of you who need a break from a long week of impeachmentpalooza, take a trip with us to Shepherdstown, West Virginia — a small town, nestled at the northeastern edge of the Shenandoah Valley, practically an exurb of Washington, D.C. It […]

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Hero of the Week: Tracy Danzey Who Walked Across Denmark In Protest

Hero of the Week: Tracy Danzey Who Walked Across Denmark In Protest

Earlier this week, we attended a DC screening of the excellent movie starring Mark Ruffalo entitled “Dark Waters” that opens today in theaters and were impressed with all the real-life heroes portrayed in the film.  And then we heard about Tracy.  Tracy was born and raised in Parkersburg, WV, (the setting for the film) where […]

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Interview of the Week, Eric Brazer of the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance

Interview of the Week, Eric Brazer of the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance


Eric is the Deputy Director of the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance, an organization that is working to protect the fisheries resources that fishers and consumers rely upon. ODP:  Why was the Gulf of Mexico Reef Shareholders’ Alliance formed? EB:  The Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance (Shareholders’ Alliance) was formed in […]

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