Congress Urges Biden to Declare Extinction Crisis a National Emergency

Congress Urges Biden to Declare Extinction Crisis a National Emergency

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer On Friday, nine Representatives introduced a bill that would direct the President to declare the global extinction crisis a national emergency. The Extinction Crisis Emergency Act would designate resources and agencies to evaluate and protect threatened species across the country and crack down on international endangered animal trade. Advocates say that […]

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Stay Classy, Connect Extreme Weather to Climate Change

Stay Classy, Connect Extreme Weather to Climate Change

Axios reported this week that while coverage of climate change by media outlets has increased, this pales in comparison to the coverage that weather receives. Groups like Climate Central have launched new tools that can help journalists understand the local impacts of climate change while the Weather Channel has committed to tying climate change to […]

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Rising Temperatures Could be a Game-Changer for Major League Baseball

Rising Temperatures Could be a Game-Changer for Major League Baseball

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer According to a new study from Monmouth University, climate change could negatively impact America’s favorite pastime. Professor of Economics Eric Fesselmeyer analyzed 18,907 Major League Baseball (MLB) games and found that when temperatures were above 95 degrees Fahrenheit, umpires were more likely to make call pitches incorrectly. Fesselmeyer is […]

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16% of World’s Largest Polluters Haven’t Set Climate Goals

16% of World’s Largest Polluters Haven’t Set Climate Goals

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new study has found that a whopping 41 of the world’s 250 most polluting companies have yet to set goals for emissions reductions. Meanwhile, the rest are lagging on setting short-term 2030 goals. Experts say that this lack of commitment could jeopardize the world’s climate and prevent countries from creating effective […]

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Siberian Ground Temperatures Hit 118 Degrees, Shattering Records

Siberian Ground Temperatures Hit 118 Degrees, Shattering Records

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer As temperatures hit record highs in the Western U.S. this week, another heatwave was brewing in Siberia. New satellite imagery showed that ground temperatures in the Arctic circle topped 118 degrees Fahrenheit. Experts say that rising temperatures like these in the world’s coldest regions threaten oceans, permafrost, forests, and more. Moreover, experts say that […]

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Earth Now Trapping 2X the Heat

Earth Now Trapping 2X the Heat

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggests that the planet is trapping almost double the amount of heat in the atmosphere than it did fifteen years ago.  The study, published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, reveals that the Earth’s energy imbalance (the […]

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