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Source of Post-Ida Oil Spill Identified

Source of Post-Ida Oil Spill Identified


By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Days after an oil spill off the coast of Louisiana was first identified, divers identified the source as a pipeline displaced from a trench on the ocean floor. The Gulf of Mexico spill began off the coast of Port Fourchon  after Hurricane Ida tore through the region. The area […]

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Environmental Activists Call for COP26 to be Delayed Due to COVID-19 and Inequity

Environmental Activists Call for COP26 to be Delayed Due to COVID-19 and Inequity

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor On Tuesday, environmental activists worldwide called for the  UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow to be postponed once again, citing the continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential inequity it will create in climate talks. British officials and other government leaders say that the November summit must […]

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U.S. China Climate Talks Remain Tense as COP26 Approaches

U.S. China Climate Talks Remain Tense as COP26 Approaches

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor During White House Climate Envoy John Kerry’s trip to Tianjin on Monday, climate talks with China became tense, sparking fear that full cooperation may not be in the cards heading into the COP26 conference this fall in Glasgow. Kerry hoped to convince the Chinese government that climate change isn’t “day-to-day politics,” […]

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One Cool Thing: Climate Envoy Visits Japan

One Cool Thing: Climate Envoy Visits Japan

On Tuesday, John Kerry met with Japan’s top diplomat, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, to promote global efforts to fight climate change. The U.S. and Japan are the world’s 2nd and 5th largest emitters, respectively. In their meeting, Motegi highlighted that the key to successfully halting climate change is to raise global climate ambition among the […]

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A Note To Our Readers

A Note To Our Readers


Dear Readers,   We’re excited to make you the first to learn some great news: starting tomorrow, ODP is merging to join forces with the climate advocacy group World War Zero. With the aim to continue growing and expanding the conversation around climate and the environment, I explored the possibility of becoming one with a larger […]

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Climate Change’s Impact on the Afghanistan Crisis click button

Climate Change’s Impact on the Afghanistan Crisis

Afghanistan was ranked the 6th most climate insecure country in the world, according to the Germanwatch Global Climate Index, and many news stories have been written in recent years about the country’s struggles with extreme drought, devastating floods, and melting glaciers that have contributed to food insecurity and devastating losses by the nation’s farmers. 

Why This Matters: Fox News and Steven Miller quickly responded by mocking the story.

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