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In Tuscon, 90 percent of the public gets its power from coal and other fossil fuels, which degrades the air quality particularly for the Latinx community there. The south side neighborhoods are home to all the area’s major polluting sources, including a gas-burning power plant, the I-10 freeway, and a Superfund site, and not surprisingly, kids there experience high rates of respiratory illness. But thanks to activists like high school teacher Oscar Medina, solar technician Sal Amador and Technicians for Sustainability, renewable energy is being installed on low and moderate income housing in Tuscon, clearing the air, and providing good jobs for young people from the Latinx community. So, this week we salute the “Clean Energy Change Makers of Tuscon.” Watch this wonderful short video from the Sierra Club and you cannot help but be inspired and have hope for a clean energy future in the U.S.
This week’s climate meeting had lots of “stars” come to deliver important messages — Harrison Ford, Mike Bloomberg, Al Gore, John Kerry and of course, Greta Thunberg. But the young activists from Fridays for the Future and countless other youth groups who were everywhere at this meeting had an even bigger impact. They flooded the […]
Amelia is a meteorologist who reports daily during the afternoon newscast on climate change stories. ODP: You have persuaded your local news producers to give you a short segment every day to discuss the issues surrounding climate change. Were they reluctant? Did you worry that you might not have enough stories to fill the time […]
The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition announced the winners of its fifth annual competition, for outstanding achievements in science photography, According to CNN, “the competition ‘celebrates the power of photography in capturing scientific phenomena’ and recognizes the role images can play in making science more accessible.” The top image of the year (above) taken by […]