House Passes Historic Conservation Bill to Protect 3M Acres

House Passes Historic Conservation Bill to Protect 3M Acres

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Nearly 3 million acres of federal land could gain new protections after the House of Representatives passed a major conservation bill last Friday. The bill, called the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, rolls together eight bills previously introduced. If passed in the Senate, it would: Designate 1.5 […]

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Climate, Biodiversity Loss, and Pollution Must Be Solved As One, Says UN

Climate, Biodiversity Loss, and Pollution Must Be Solved As One, Says UN

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer A new United Nations blueprint frames taking on the interlocking climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and pollution as a peacemaking endeavor. The “Making Peace with Nature” report emphasizes that the three must be solved together and require reframing what’s economically valued. As UN Secretary-General António Guterres noted at a press […]

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Rhino Poaching Fell by 33% in 2020, But Will It Last?

Rhino Poaching Fell by 33% in 2020, But Will It Last?

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer In 2020, the world watched as global stay-at-home orders led to the resurgence of wildlife populations in expected, and unexpected, ways. For rhinos in South Africa, the lockdowns led to an astounding 33% reduction in poaching. In 2019, 594 rhinos were poached for their horns. In 2020, that number fell to 394. The World Wildlife […]

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Interview of the Week: Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49) click button

Interview of the Week: Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49)

This week we had the opportunity to sit down with Congressman Mike Levin of California’s 49th congressional district. During a week in which President Biden announced the nation’s boldest climate agenda to date, it was especially opportune to speak with the Congressman who worked as a cleantech entrepreneur before running for office. We asked him […]

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Deforestation Claims 160k Square Miles from 2004-17, WWF Report Reveals

Deforestation Claims 160k Square Miles from 2004-17, WWF Report Reveals

Humans need forests for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. These ecosystems also provide livelihoods for people, offer watershed protection, prevent soil erosion, and mitigate climate change. Unfortunately, a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) titled “Deforestation Fronts: Drivers and Responses in a Changing World” reveals that more […]

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Do More Than Hope for a Happy New Year

Do More Than Hope for a Happy New Year

by Beth Allgood, President, OneNature  As we wrap up perhaps the most heartbreaking year in memory, many virtual watercooler conversations revolve around our hope that 2021 will be a happier, healthier one for all.  For that to happen, we need more than hope.  We need a vision of a brighter future, a roadmap to get […]

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