Earth Week Interviews with EPA Administrators Gina McCarthy and William Reilly

Earth Week Interviews with EPA Administrators Gina McCarthy and William Reilly

This week, The Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy produced a special double episode of its excellent Columbia Energy Exchange podcast, in which their Founding Director, Jason Bordoff, interviewed two champions of the environmental movement — one Republican, one Democrat. With the Center’s permission, we have excerpted each of them below. Earth Day At 50: […]

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Our Daily Planet Special Earth Day Interview with John Kerry

Our Daily Planet Special Earth Day Interview with John Kerry

  Former Secretary of State John Kerry now leads World War Zero — a coalition of people who are committed to addressing the climate crisis.  Tune in to their Earth Day Inside event tonight 6:30-7:30 PM ET. ODP:  What is your most indelible memory about the first Earth Day? JK:  My brother Cam got me involved in […]

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The Original Earth Day Led to a Lasting Movement and Fundamental Change

The Original Earth Day Led to a Lasting Movement and Fundamental Change

This week we celebrate 50 years since the first Earth Day. It was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, led to a “cascade” of groundbreaking laws and a much greater societal awareness of the environment and conservation that persists today.

Why This Matters:  Despite the President’s efforts to divide the nation by creating a false dichotomy between economic growth and conservation, ensuring a clean environment and addressing climate change have bipartisan support.

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Using Social Media as the Platform for Protesting in an Age of Social Distancing

Using Social Media as the Platform for Protesting in an Age of Social Distancing

Among the sea of online posts, hashtags like #ClimateStrikeOnline, and #FridaysForFuture continually pop up to show hundreds of videos and photos where people are coming together to protest in a new way.

Why This Matters:  This new form of climate protest being taken on during the global pandemic is quickly becoming a part of our new reality due to a crisis caused by our unsustainable practices.

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One Cool Thing: How We See Earth From Space #PictureEarth

One Cool Thing: How We See Earth From Space #PictureEarth

As we celebrate Earth Week, there is no better way to remember why we work so hard to conserve it, than to gaze down at our home from above.  NASA collected and published this week a video compilation of the best satellite images and data visualizations they captured over the last year. In these images, […]

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Earth Day Deja Vu

Earth Day Deja Vu

Today is Earth Day and the specter of pollution and decayed infrastructure in our country, made worse by years of government neglect while spending on a war that has dragged on for years, may seem like problems that are unique to our time.  But on the original Earth Day in 1970, the U.S. faced a […]

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