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Longtime forester Randy Moore will be the first-ever African American Chief of the U.S. Forest Service since its founding 116 years ago. He will take over for Vicki Christiansen, who has led the Service since 2018, overseeing 193 million acres of public lands, including 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands. His appointment arrives as raging wildfires and a record heatwave sweep the Pacific Northwest.
Moore has worked in federal conservation since 1978 and has worked in Colorado, North Carolina and Missouri, Kansas, and Washington D.C. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says that Moore is the right man for the job, calling him “a catalyst for change and creativity.” Republicans and Democrats alike are confident that Moore can find balance while working to protect 30% of U.S. lands by 2030.
High heels, wigs, and full makeup may not be the attire traditionally associated with hiking in the great outdoors, yet environmentalist drag queen Pattie Gonia is using her photoshoots to bring awareness to environmental issues and make the outdoors more inclusive for all groups. As Yale Climate Connections wrote, Pattie Gonia says it starts by […]
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new study found that men’s consumer spending causes 16% more emissions than that of women when spending similar sums of money on goods. The study juxtaposed the spending habits of single men and women in Sweden, and found that men were more likely to spend on fuel for […]
You may recall our interview with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn where she explained the threat that climate change poses to winter olympic sports like hers. Now that the Tokyo Summer Olympics are underway, it’s all the more evident that climate change will continue affecting summer sports in a similar fashion. In Tokyo specifically, where climate […]
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