The Intergenerational Inequality of Climate Change

The Intergenerational Inequality of Climate Change

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Without action to rein in global emissions and warming, the average 6-year-old will live through significantly more climate disasters than their grandparents, according to a new study. The paper in Science on intergenerational inequities found that with 3 degrees Celsius of temperature rise, as compared to someone living in […]

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UNICEF Report Finds One Billion Children at Extreme Risk of Climate Impacts

UNICEF Report Finds One Billion Children at Extreme Risk of Climate Impacts

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer   A first-of-its-kind study from UNICEF has found that nearly half of the world’s 2.2 billion children are at “extremely high risk” from the impacts of climate change. According to the report, almost every child in the world is now at risk of experiencing at least one significant consequence of rapidly changing climate […]

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Planet Earth’s Most Potent Optimist: Christiana Figueres

Planet Earth’s Most Potent Optimist: Christiana Figueres

The planet needs an optimistic woman and fortunately for us, we have a really powerful one — Christiana Figueres. After having guided the Paris Climate Accord to completion — she served as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010-2016 — now Figueres is trying to change the narrative around achieving a sustainable future. 

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Government Report About Heavy Metals In Baby Foods Causes Widespread Concern

Government Report About Heavy Metals In Baby Foods Causes Widespread Concern

A government report released last week raised alarm due to the high levels of heavy metals found in most baby foods.  The House Oversight Committee reviewed documents provided by four of the largest baby food makers in the U.S. — and found that all four used ingredients containing high levels of arsenic, mercury, and lead.

Why This Matters:  Even low levels of exposure to these metals can cause serious damage to brain development in kids.

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EPA Dismisses Science on Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Citing Lack Of “Raw Data”

EPA Dismisses Science on Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Citing Lack Of “Raw Data”

The Trump Administration announced last week that it has rejected the settled scientific evidence linking the pesticide chlorpyrifos to serious health problems, particularly in children. This pesticide, which is widely used on soybeans, almonds, grapes, and other crops, has been proven to harm children’s neurological development

Why this matters: Under the false flag of transparency, EPA is putting children at greater risk. 

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Turning to Nature to Help and Heal

Turning to Nature to Help and Heal

By Katy Fenn, Director, Education Outreach, World Wildlife Fund   Fellow parents: this is a challenging time for most of us.  I’m a mom to a 4-year-old and a nearly 2-year-old now home from daycare, and like so many of you, I am adjusting to a new way of working while figuring out how to […]

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