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But lots of people are ignoring the rules — there are many videos on social media and the news showing people refusing to keep their distance. And wearing masks is optional in most “open spaces,” for example, in the National Parks they are “encouraged” but not required. Many people from all over the country are descending on beaches and national parks and very few are wearing masks. And airlines are requiring masks, they are also packing passengers onto the few flights they are running and not spacing them 6 feet apart, leading to lots of criticism.
Why This Matters: We need a serious national conversation about what will keep us safe as we ease back to some semblance of normal activity and interaction. Re-opening is in many ways harder than closing. But each one of us can protect the others around us. Social distancing rules are hard for governments to enforce. We all can encourage everyone to abide by the rules and heed the warnings of law enforcement and doctors. Let’s take care of each other as if our lives depend on it — because they do.
The Colorado River is drying up, millions are at risk of losing their water supply, and Indigenous communities are fighting to keep their water rights. The Western megadrought is taking its toll on American communities, but how did we get here? In his new film, River’s End: California’s Latest Water War, Jacob Morrison delves […]
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and HP just announced that they’re taking their friendship to the next level. The odd couple is teaming up and expanding their partnership to restore, protect, and improve the management of almost one million acres of forest. HP is pledging $80 million to forest conservation and restoration, and not stopping there […]
Researchers from the National University of Singapore used data from more than 1,000 twin siblings to evaluate their opinions about environmental policy. They found identical twins were more likely to have similar views on green policy than non-identical twins, suggesting that support for climate action may have a genetic component. Felix Tropf, a professor in […]
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