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For the second week in a row, thousands of Belgian kids walked out of school and marched on EU parliament to make a point about the urgent need for climate action. The Associated Press picked up the story, giving it worldwide attention. Rain and cold did not deter the more than 12,000 kids — indeed, this week’s march was four times bigger than the first one. The students seem to have been inspired by a previous hero of the week Greta Thunberg, a Swedish 16-year-old who began a strike in front of Swedish parliament last year and addressed the UN Climate Summit last December. They vowed to keep up the weekly protests and expect their numbers to continue to grow. Like the students here in the U.S. who are suing the government over its inaction on climate change, these kids are determined to have the voices of their generation heard. We at ODP are here to help!
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Today, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor, Pete Buttigieg, will face a Senate confirmation hearing for his appointment as Secretary of Transportation. If confirmed, Buttigieg will be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary to be confirmed by the Senate. Not only will Buttigieg be a member of one of the […]
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Since 2018, Californians have benefited from a new addition to the state government: the Bureau of Environmental Justice. Launched by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the bureau is focused on protecting communities disproportionately harmed by pollution and contamination. The environmental justice bureau is the first of its kind, with six […]
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