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A Judge in Wyoming Shuts Down Trump Oil and Gas Drilling Plan

A Judge in Wyoming Shuts Down Trump Oil and Gas Drilling Plan

A federal judge late Tuesday halted the Trump Administration’s oil and gas drilling plans on 300,000 acres of federal lands in Wyoming because of the Administration’s failure to take climate change into account in its review of the environmental impacts of drilling, according to The Washington Post.

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Tweet of the Week: David Axelrod fact checks Andrew Wheeler’s climate denial

“Most of the threats from climate change are 75 years out.” -EPA Director Andrew Wheeler#tellthefarmershttps://t.co/KbG98FgzrU — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) March 20, 2019 As ABC News reported, in remarks in Washington to mark World Water Day, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler said safe drinking water, plastic pollution and other litter in the oceans, drought in western states, […]

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Flood Waters in Midwest Drowning Farms and an AF Base

Flood Waters in Midwest Drowning Farms and an AF Base

The floods pummeling the Midwest this week could be the last straw for many small farmers and ranchers who were already struggling to make ends meet and then had to deal with the impacts of the President’s trade wars.  The New York Times explained that bankruptcy filings by farmers were up 19 percent last year across the Midwest to their highest level in a decade, and now for many of those farmers, their livestock and land have been washed away. 

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Climate change is affecting snowflakes, become a citizen scientist and measure the impacts!

Climate change is affecting snowflakes, become a citizen scientist and measure the impacts!

In layman’s terms: climate change is causing snowflakes to melt faster and look less pointy and instead more rounded. That’s according to a WNYC report from last year on the research being conducted at Columbia University’s Earth Institute as to how warmer winter air is changing the way snowflakes form. Instead of giving up in […]

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1.4 Million Students Strike Around the Globe for Climate Action

Students in 1,700 locations across over 100 countries around the globe staged a massive demonstration on Friday, demanding that leaders in their own countries and globally take action to address the existential threat of climate change.  A reported 1.4 million students walked out of school and marched and held rallies from Tokyo to Cape Town, and Stockholm to New York to raise awareness of the climate change crisis and their increasing concern that their generation will be unduly impacted by the failure to reign in greenhouse gas emissions now before it is too late. 

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We Must Stand Up For Science

We Must Stand Up For Science

I am one of many members of Congress who count on them and appreciate their work. I worked closely with this community on a bill I introduced with Congressman Paul Tonko this week on scientific integrity. The Scientific Integrity Act (S.775) would protect government science from political interference. It would make data and findings off-limits for political appointees and managers, and make sure scientists follow careful processes for review.

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Arctic Melting Now “Locked In”

Arctic Melting Now “Locked In”

According to a new report issued by the United Nations Environment Program, the Arctic is locked into extreme temperature increases because of greenhouse gasses already emitted and the heat already being stored in the ocean.  The Report, entitled Global Linkages – A graphic look at the changing Arctic, explains that winter temperatures in the Arctic will […]

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ODP Exclusive Interview with Lindsay Getschel

ODP Exclusive Interview with Lindsay Getschel

Lindsay Getschel is a Research Assistant with the Environmental Security program at the Stimson Center and she recently had the opportunity to address the UN Security Council on issues of climate change and youth representation in global decisionmaking. ODP: Your policy research at the Stimson Center focuses on the interconnection between climate change and global […]

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Governor Inslee Campaigns on Climate Change

Governor Inslee Campaigns on Climate Change

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington is sticking to his promise of making battling climate change the centerpiece of his campaign for President. 

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Tweet of the week: Greenpeace fact-checks Trump

Patrick Moore was not a co-founder of Greenpeace. He does not represent Greenpeace. He is a paid lobbyist, not an independent source. His statements about @AOC & the #GreenNewDeal have nothing to do with our positions. https://t.co/u0chD1Ne0H pic.twitter.com/TfwtwYZ98R — Greenpeace USA (@greenpeaceusa) March 12, 2019 This week President Trump addressed climate change for the first […]

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#FridaysForFuture Student Strike is this Friday

#FridaysForFuture Student Strike is this Friday

This Friday, March 15th students from 98 countries will walk out on their classes to protest global inaction on climate change. As we wrote last month, under the so-called “#FridaysForFuture” hashtag, this school strike was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg (one of our Heroes of the week) and her  Friday “school strikes for […]

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Vox Argues The Media’s Coverage of the GND Lacks Substance

The Green New Deal has been the subject of an avalanche of media coverage.  But other than the bumper sticker labels that have been applied to it — Socialism, Communism, Unrealistic, Infeasible, Unaffordable — what exactly is it?  That is the $64 trillion dollar question.

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