One Cool Thing: Greening the Ivies

Ivy League Universities are making strides on climate action.  Last week, Columbia University announced it is creating a new school within the University dedicated to the issue of climate change.  The University will draw on its Earth Institute (EI) and network of Global Centers in countries around the world.  And the election for the Harvard Board of Overseers is underway — with the five Harvard Forward climate change-focused young candidates working to “get out the vote.”  If you are a Harvard alum click here to vote and if you know one, forward them the link!  There are climate-focused candidates for the Harvard Alumni Association – learn more about them here.  And Yale Forward is collecting signatures to put Maggie Thomas on Yale’s Board of Trustees.  Yale alums can sign that petition here.

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One Cool Thing: Underwater Creation

One Cool Thing: Underwater Creation

Last month, 50,000 images from 90 countries entered National Geographic’s 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Among the many breathtaking photos of a living planet fighting against climate change, a winner has finally been chosen.    French underwater photographer Laurent Ballesta has been awarded Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 for his photo of […]

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One Important Thing: Expect Us

The Fossil Fuel Resistance is in Washington, D.C. October 11-15, 2021#PeopleVsFossilFuels pic.twitter.com/BsnJsujRFe — Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) (@CJAOurPower) October 11, 2021 On Monday, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, hundreds of people marched to the White House to demand the President and Congress step up efforts to combat climate change. The rally was organized by the Build Back Fossil […]

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Vast Majority of People on Earth Feeling Climate Impacts

Vast Majority of People on Earth Feeling Climate Impacts


By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer According to new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change, at least 85% of the global population feels the impacts of human-induced climate change. The study evaluated more than 100,000 studies of events that could be linked to climate change, like crop failures, alongside temperature and precipitation changes caused by carbon emissions. The results […]

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