No Better Time for a Forum on Climate Change

No Better Time for a Forum on Climate Change

By Miro Korenha and Monica Medina, co-founders Our Daily Planet Out of 4 hours of air time, just a mere 14 minutes and 10 out of 170 questions were devoted to climate change during both nights of this week’s Democratic presidential primary debates. Certainly, other issues are important but climate change has been deemed by […]

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Tweet of the Week: Dan Rather’s Take on Dem Debate Night 1

Tweet of the Week: Dan Rather’s Take on Dem Debate Night 1

Wait, are we done with the debate on climate change already? What did I miss? I had just gone to the fridge to get my Diet Dr. Pepper and. when I came back.. okay, I guess so much for the greatest existential threat to the planet — Dan Rather (@DanRather) June 27, 2019 As we […]

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Climate Protests Heating Up this Summer

Climate Protests Heating Up this Summer

Although in 2018, the New York Times had published 795 articles relating to climate issues, protestors last week with the Extinction Rebellion (the same group responsible for massive protests recently in London) called for a change in the rhetoric the NYT uses in its climate coverage. They want the newspaper to transition away from phrases […]

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Oyster Farmers Fight the Ticking Clock of Ocean Acidification

Oyster Farmers Fight the Ticking Clock of Ocean Acidification

Millions of oysters are consumed in the United States each year but these trendy bivalves are coming under increasing threat from ocean acidification resulting from climate change. Animals like shellfish, corals and sea urchins need carbonate ions to build their shells and other structures yet the more oceans acidify, the scarcer those essential building blocks […]

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Trump Administration Continues to Undermine U.S. Climate Progress

Trump Administration Continues to Undermine U.S. Climate Progress

In a series of actions over the last two weeks, the Trump Administration continues to reverse U.S. government rules and programs that had been contributing to U.S. progress on the climate crisis.  In addition to the rule they proposed that benefits coal power plants by allowing them more flexibility with air pollution, the Agriculture Department “buried” studies by USDA scientists on the negative impacts of climate change, proposed that environmental reviews of federal projects no longer include estimates of greenhouse gas emissions caused by projects, increased categorical exclusions of environmental reviews for projects like logging on federal lands, and rebuffed all efforts by the state of California to reach an agreement on the clean car rule rollback.  

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Climate Protests Breaking Out in NYC and DC

Climate Protests Breaking Out in NYC and DC

On Saturday, outside The New York Times building, 70 Extinction Rebellion protestors were arrested as they demanded greater coverage of the climate crisis by the notable news company.  Similarly, activists from the Sunrise Movement conducted a “sit-in” outside the Democratic National Committee yesterday demanding a primary debate focused solely on climate change.  

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