Mudslide Strands 100 Cars Along Colorado Highway, Experts Say There Will Be More

Mudslide Strands 100 Cars Along Colorado Highway, Experts Say There Will Be More

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Colorado transportation officials have closed a 46-mile stretch of Interstate 70 following severe mudslides that stranded more than 100 people in their vehicles overnight on July 29th. Residents of Glenwood Canyon, a critical gateway between the Rocky Mountains and the West coast, are coping with the fallout as wildfire smoke continues […]

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Poll Finds Many Americans Willing to Take Climate Action, But Few Do

Poll Finds Many Americans Willing to Take Climate Action, But Few Do

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new report from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication suggests that there is a gulf between the fear Americans feel about climate change and what they are willing to do to fight it. Data reveals that about half of Americans said they would sign a petition about […]

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Growing “Dead Zone” Off Oregon Coast Worries Scientists and Fisherman Alike

Growing “Dead Zone” Off Oregon Coast Worries Scientists and Fisherman Alike

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A growing hypoxic “dead zone” off the coast of Oregon has environmentalists and experts worried about the future of marine life in the region. Low-oxygen levels in a 7,700-square-mile stretch of the ocean are now suffocating sea life, leaving a trail of death along the ocean floor. Experts say that growing dead zones are a […]

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New Study Finds 5% of World’s Power Plants Cause 73% of Power Sector’s Emissions

New Study Finds 5% of World’s Power Plants Cause 73% of Power Sector’s Emissions

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer A new study has found a mere 5% of the world’s power plants are responsible for 73% of emissions released from energy generation.  A group of researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder analyzed 2018 data from 29,000 fossil fuel power plants in 221 countries and found the […]

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2020 Derecho Cost Iowa’s Farmers Hundreds of Millions

2020 Derecho Cost Iowa’s Farmers Hundreds of Millions

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer According to a new report from the American Farm Bureau Federation, the derecho and drought that hit Iowa last year destroyed $802 million in corn, soybeans and pastures. While crop insurance covered nearly $560 million of the losses, farmers had to pay another $243 million out of pocket. According […]

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EU Climate Policy: Fuel Up, Fuel Down

EU Climate Policy: Fuel Up, Fuel Down

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer One of the big headlines out of the European Union’s recently released package of concrete policies to hit climate neutrality was the phase out of diesel and petrol fueled cars by 2035. The proposal plans for charging stations every 60km (about every 37 miles), a massive ramp up in […]

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