Steyer Outlines Robust International Climate Plan

Steyer Outlines Robust International Climate Plan

As Climate Week drew to an end on Friday, Tom Steyer announced a detailed plan for restoring U.S. leadership on climate change globally if he were to be elected President, including a “Global Green New Deal Fund” of $200 billion over 10 years.  Steyer said he will “prioritize strong working relationships with allies and potential […]

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Watch This: Rev. Al Talks Environmental Justice 

As part of MSNBC’s Climate in Crisisweek of special coverage, Rev. Al Sharpton took the opportunity to address environmental justice on his program with our #FriendOfThePlanet Dr. Ayana Johnson and Moms Clean Air Force‘s Heather McTeer Toney. Take a look at this clip of one of the more substantive explanations that we’ve seen of environmental […]

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Castro’s Climate Plan Puts “People and Planet” First

Castro’s Climate Plan Puts “People and Planet” First

It is a bold and innovative plan, with an emphasis on environmental justice.  He promises: “In my first 100 days, I will propose new civil rights legislation to address the disparate impact of environmental discrimination and dismantle structures of environmental racism.

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Best of ODP: Interview with Kendra Pierre-Louis, Climate Reporter for the New York Times

Best of ODP: Interview with Kendra Pierre-Louis, Climate Reporter for the New York Times

Exclusive interview with the New York Times’ Kendra Pierre-Louis

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Heroes of the Week: Erin and Evan Addison and Andrew Arevalo

Heroes of the Week: Erin and Evan Addison and Andrew Arevalo

Erin and Evan Addison and Andrew Arevalo, classmates at Steel City Academy charter school in Gary, Indiana, are all rising high school sophomores and founders of the award-winning Steel City Academy podcast and were featured last week in a radio segment on NPR’s All Things Considered. Last year when Maya Energy was proposing to build […]

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Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Visualized​

Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Visualized​

Between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, a trail of 150 petroleum factories creates a glaring backdrop of smokestacks behind the Mississippi River and a perpetual fog along the banks. Courtesy of its flat ground, an abundance of carbon-rich decay, and the Mississippi’s inflowing fresh water, Louisiana has been home to one of the most rampant […]

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