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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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UN Biodiversity Summit Delayed Until Spring 2022 as Climate Deadlines Rapidly Approach

UN Biodiversity Summit Delayed Until Spring 2022 as Climate Deadlines Rapidly Approach

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer   The United Nations COP15 biodiversity summit has been delayed once again, this time until 2022. The Chinese ministry of ecology and environment confirmed that the event, planned to be held in Kunming, China will be held in two phases split between fall 2021 and spring 2022. Environmental and biodiversity advocates say that […]

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Print Media Reports on Climate Change with 90% Accuracy, Study Finds

Print Media Reports on Climate Change with 90% Accuracy, Study Finds

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer According to an international study from the University of Colorado Boulder and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), major print media in five countries have covered climate change with a 90% accuracy rate over the last 15 years. The study found that coverage of man-made climate change is less frequently framed controversially and […]

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Senate Passes $1T Infrastructure Bill With $3.5T Reconciliation Next Up

Senate Passes $1T Infrastructure Bill With $3.5T Reconciliation Next Up

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill with overwhelming bipartisan support. The vote is a significant win for the Biden administration, although not without compromises needed to attract Republican support. The original bill called for $2.3 trillion in spending, but Democrats made substantial concessions during negotiations that […]

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New Study Finds Warming Waters Pushing Tuna Away from Reliant Pacific Nations

New Study Finds Warming Waters Pushing Tuna Away from Reliant Pacific Nations

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new study released by Conservation International found that tuna populations will likely be pushed from the waters of 10 Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) due to climate change. For nations that rely on tuna as a source of food and income, the consequences could be devastating. Conservation International urges the global […]

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