Study Finds Disparities In Escaping Extreme Heat

Study Finds Disparities In Escaping Extreme Heat

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer As the earth’s temperature skyrockets, so will the demand to beat the heat with air conditioning. While access to cooler air is yet another example of climate inequity, a new study published in Nature found that people in lower-income countries may also have to pay much more than those […]

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Newsom Sets Aside $15 Billion for Climate Change Prevention

Newsom Sets Aside $15 Billion for Climate Change Prevention

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Governor Gavin Newsom of California signed a $15 billion package to fund climate change and drought mitigation strategies. The new legislation consists of 24 bills that focus on climate and clean energy efforts, droughts, and wildfire preparedness.    Why this Matters: This is the largest climate funding package in […]

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Too Hot for a Thneed

Too Hot for a Thneed

Heat waves are now the United States’ top weather-related cause of death. To combat the impacts of extreme heat and rising temperatures brought on by climate change, Joe Biden launched a government-wide strategy on Monday: six federal agencies will collaborate to protect vulnerable populations, including outdoor workers, children, and the elderly.   The Labor Department’s […]

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President Biden Announces Measures to Address Extreme Heat Impacts

President Biden Announces Measures to Address Extreme Heat Impacts

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Yesterday, President Biden announced a coordinated, interagency effort to address extreme heat threatening lives across the nation. After a summer of extreme temperatures, deadly heat domes, and raging wildfires, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services; Homeland Security; and Agriculture; the EPA; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

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Public Protests Greek Government as Fires Threaten World Heritage Sites

Public Protests Greek Government as Fires Threaten World Heritage Sites

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Nearly 600 wildfires are burning across Greece as the nation faces one of its worst heatwaves in decades. Wildlife and ancient cultural heritage sites find themselves directly in the path of the flames while citizens are fiercely protesting the government’s handling of the fires. Officials say they have done “everything that was humanly […]

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Calls Grow to Protect Workers From Extreme Heat

Calls Grow to Protect Workers From Extreme Heat

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer As the number of extreme heat days continues to rise, people working outside or in un-airconditioned buildings face increasing risks as there’s currently no federal standard protecting them from heat. From 1992 to 2017, heat killed 815 workers and seriously injured 70,000 in the United States. The Occupational Safety […]

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