And The Winner Is…Local Ballot Initiatives on Climate and Environment

And The Winner Is…Local Ballot Initiatives on Climate and Environment

OK so there may not have been a big blue wave at the federal level this week, but several ballot initiatives at the state and local level proved that when climate and conservation were on the ballot, they won.

Why This Matters: Regardless of what happens at the federal level, measures like these at the state and local level are the key to achieving 30% of the land and waters in the U.S. protected from development by 2030, as well as for combatting climate change.

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Gov shutdown freezes vital research and training programs

Gov shutdown freezes vital research and training programs

As of the morning, the federal government shutdown has entered into its 24th day, making it the longest shutdown in US history. While 800,000 federal workers are caught in the crosshairs of the shutdown (and most of them missed a paycheck last Friday), countless amounts of scientists and other workers have had their research work frozen as well.

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