One Badass Thing: Patagonia’s New Tags With A Message

The tags sewn into clothes are often annoying, scratching at the back of your neck or along your waistline.  But Patagonia has a tag you might not want to cut out — and it just might become a collector’s item.  Some tags, if you flip them over, say “Vote the Assholes Out.”  We think maybe they should put this message on the front of a Patagonia t-shirt where more people can see it!  You should also check out the trailer for their new documentary (produced by Robert Redford) called Public Trust that premiers next week.

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Fighting Climate Change and Environmental Justice Score Big Increases in Biden Budget Proposal

The Biden administration released its “skinny” post-election year budget plan for government spending next year and it included large increases for battling climate change and reversing environmental injustice, particularly as compared to the Trump administration’s drastic proposed cuts in these areas. 

Why This Matters: These are big increases over the Trump administration’s proposals — for NOAA it would mean 50% more.  But Congress never enacted those truly skinny budgets — they actually modestly increased or held most environmental spending steady.

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One Cool Thing: Infrastructure, An American Classic

One Cool Thing: Infrastructure, An American Classic

As the Biden administration readies to enact an infrastructure plan, Congressional Republicans continue to lament that water pipes, EV chargers, and expanded railways “don’t count” as infrastructure. Yet, as Biden cabinet members have been saying: we need to expand our definition of infrastructure beyond roads and bridges to prepare our country for the future. As […]

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New Poll Finds Republicans and Democrats More Divided Than Ever on Climate Change

New Poll Finds Republicans and Democrats More Divided Than Ever on Climate Change


Leading up to Earth Day and President Biden’s first Climate Summit on April 22, Gallup is releasing a series of environmental polls, and the latest has found that the opinion gap on climate change between Democrats and Republicans is only growing wider. 

Why This Matters: We’ve reported often on climate misinformation in the media, and this situation is no exception.

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