Disability Advocates Urge Governments to Prioritize Accessibility in Climate Action

Disability Advocates Urge Governments to Prioritize Accessibility in Climate Action

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Disability advocates are urging governments to ensure accessibility in climate action and climate resilience plans after a summer of natural disasters highlighted the disproportionate impact climate change has on disabled people worldwide. The push comes as environmental groups raise concerns about the safety and equity of the upcoming COP26 […]

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Study Finds Flood-Prone Population Has Increased 20% Since 2000

Study Finds Flood-Prone Population Has Increased 20% Since 2000

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new study has found that more people are at risk of catastrophic flooding than previously thought. This summer, overwhelming and deadly flooding impacted millions across the globe. Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos, saw flooding that submerged cars and houses. In Germany, severe flooding killed 173.  And China’s recent floods killed 302 and […]

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Environmental Assessment Furthers Louisiana’s Climate Adaptation Goal click button

Environmental Assessment Furthers Louisiana’s Climate Adaptation Goal

The Army Corps of Engineers last week released an environmental impact assessment for the nation’s largest climate adaptation plan to date, which would help to restore the Louisiana coastline using money paid by BP as part of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill settlement. 

Why This Matters: The Louisiana coastline is sinking at an alarming rate — a football field an hour. 

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Biden To Reallocate $10b of FEMA Money for Climate Adaptation

Biden To Reallocate $10b of FEMA Money for Climate Adaptation

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Biden administration is planning to swiftly reallocate $10 billion in the budget of the Federal Emergency Agency’s (FEMA) in order to build anti-disaster infrastructure. The move would be the largest grant program of its kind and would be used to fund preventative measures against climate change like seawalls, elevated housing, relocation programs, […]

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Animals Seek Refuge to Survive Climate Change, Scientists Working Hard to Learn More

Animals Seek Refuge to Survive Climate Change, Scientists Working Hard to Learn More

Past scientific studies have found that ecosystems with high biodiversity are better able to face the threat of climate change than those with fewer species. However, after the UN’s landmark report from earlier this year showing that 1 million species are at risk of extinction, it’s become more urgent to understand how plant and animal […]

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Climate Restoration, Finally an Issue

Climate Restoration, Finally an Issue

The Paris Climate Agreement mentions climate mitigation (reducing our emissions) and adaptation (learning to live with the damage done) but nowhere does the agreement broach the subject of climate restoration: as Quartz explained, the idea of rehabilitating the atmosphere to its pre-industrial state. However last week at the UN, an event convened by the Foundation […]

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