Congressional Climate Leaders Propose $2.6 Billion for Federal Climate Research and Forecasting

Congressional Climate Leaders Propose $2.6 Billion for Federal Climate Research and Forecasting

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Democratic members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee have proposed $2.6 billion in funding for weather and climate change research at federal agencies as part of the committee’s $45.5 billion share of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. The move comes as President Biden confirms he will be […]

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Biden Raises Firefighter Pay, Plans for Wildfires With Western Governors

Biden Raises Firefighter Pay, Plans for Wildfires With Western Governors

On Wednesday, President Biden convened a virtual meeting with governors from Western states to discuss ways to withstand this year’s devastating wildfire season (which is already very much underway in California).  In this meeting, Biden introduced a short-term pay raise for federal firefighters, alongside other longer-term improvements for wildfire prevention and risk mitigation efforts, setting […]

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Getting It Right on Infrastructure to Get It Right On Climate

Getting It Right on Infrastructure to Get It Right On Climate

by Miro Korenha, Founder and Publisher, Our Daily Planet “Infrastructure Week” has transitioned from being the running joke of the inept Trump administration to a tangible opportunity for the United States to fix its bridges and roads while also modernizing its grid and investing in electric vehicles. Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators struck a […]

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The Green Takeaways From Biden’s Address To Congress

The Green Takeaways From Biden’s Address To Congress

Last night President Biden delivered his first joint address to Congress and outlined to the American people his vision for the power of government to improve lives and address urgent threats like the pandemic and the climate crisis. Biden has been a career champion of the ability of the federal government to solve the nation’s […]

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Kerry’s Shanghai Visit Opens the Door for Engagement on Oceans

Kerry’s Shanghai Visit Opens the Door for Engagement on Oceans

By Evan T. Bloom, Senior Fellow, Wilson Center Polar Institute, former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries A week ago, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry became the first senior Biden Administration official to visit China.  This is an important step for working with China on climate change, a […]

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Biden’s Updated Climate Targets Could Set the Stage for Next 10 Years of Climate Policy

Biden’s Updated Climate Targets Could Set the Stage for Next 10 Years of Climate Policy

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer This week the world is watching the U.S. with rare intensity. The world has awaited multiple decisions with bated breath, but on April 22nd, U.S. climate ambition will be in the spotlight. The President is expected to announce the nation’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris agreement during his […]

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