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In her first official tweet as Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland said, “Thank you@POTUS Biden and@VP Harris. I am honored and ready to work. I look forward to tackling some of the nation’s most pressing issues with @Interior so that future generations can enjoy our public lands and waters for years to come.” As she walked into her office, Secretary Haaland must have been struck by the portraits of some of her predecessors that hang on the walls in the entry corridor. They have not always been so good to Native Americans.
She made a fashion and a political statement by wearing a traditional Native American skirt and moccasins to her swearing-in yesterday — in order to both honor and call attention to her heritage. Her first order of business — to begin to undo some of the damage done when the prior administration removed protections on Native American cultural and historic sites.
AS WE TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, SOLVING HOMELESSNESS, AND MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.. WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM THAT HAPPENS IN THIS COUNTRY ALL THE TIME. Have you been to a Lizzo show? #Liztalk pic.twitter.com/43x0XqzIuz — ALL THE RUMORS ARE TRUE (@lizzo) September 26, 2021 On Saturday Night, the Global […]
Stand up, fight back. Climate activists across 70 countries took to their respective streets on Friday, inspired by Swedish Youth Activist Greta Thunberg. After a summer of devastating climate disasters across the globe, young people are more anxious than ever about climate change. “There are natural disasters all over the world,” said protester Quang Paasch, […]
Commercial aviation accounts for 11% of US transportation CO2 emissions and 2.4% of global emissions, and the US is the largest aviation emitter in the world. On Wednesday, 100 environmental organizations urged President Biden to cut airplane pollution. Cutting carbon emissions in the sector is crucial to fighting climate change, but decarbonizing an industry that […]
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