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But this actually represents an improvement over public attitudes on this same question when it was polled in 2010 — at that time, 49% of the public thought environment and energy laws would harm the economy and only 30% thought these laws would help it.
Bottom line from the poll: Americans are very interested in seeing more renewable energy development, particularly solar and wind.
Why This Matters:With a Green New Deal Resolution up or down vote expected later this week in the Senate, the public’s attitudes about renewable energy versus coal and oil are evolving — with more support for “green” energy policy solutions than many in Congress may realize. Gallup summed up the poll’s takeaways this way: “Senators are unlikely to pass the Green New Deal in an upcoming vote on the legislation. But given that most Americans are open to legislation that has a goal of reducing global warming, the bill’s sponsors have reason to continue to search for a solution that’s more politically viable.” Still, we have a long way to go to convince the public that a Green New Deal would lead to more economic growth rather than less.
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer World leaders from the Group of 7 countries wrapped up their first post-pandemic in-person summit on Sunday, and the climate crisis was one of the primary agenda items. The heads of state from the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Canada, Italy, and Japan (as well as the European Union) Agreed […]
The nation’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead, created by the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, has reached record lows (at only 36% full) in the face of a severe drought sweeping the western U.S. The reservoir supplies drinking water for 25 million people in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, and more.
For generations, Native Alaskans have stored their food year-round in icy cellars that have been dug deep underground, but recently many of these cellars are either becoming too warm so that the food spoils or failing completely due to flooding or collapse Civil Eats’ Kayla Frost reported from Alaska. The cellars, known as siġluaqs, are usually about 10 to 20 feet below the surface and consist of a small room that used to be consistently about 10 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.
Why This Matters: The loss of these natural freezers could be devastating to Native Alaskans.
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