President Trump has unequivocally been the most destructive U.S. president for the environment. But shockingly, in recent weeks, he’s been boasting about his environmental record in an effort to win over two vital demographics: millennials and suburban women. On a recent press call he said “We have the cleanest air we’ve ever had, like over […]Continue Reading 409 words
Remember Scar? He comes to Pride Rock to destroy the prosperity that Mufasa worked so hard to instill. Scar squandered the savannah’s abundant resources, let his hyena pals exploit the ecosystem, and has absolutely zero concern for the lion pride and their most basic needs. He’s terrible, selfish, and knows absolutely nothing about being a […]Continue Reading 110 words
Wednesday was National Nurses Day and this year, in particular, all nurses are our heroes. We know they are an indispensable part of our health care system and they are working in conditions that are far less protective than what they deserve. In particular, shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) persist in many areas of […]Continue Reading 266 words
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The spread of coronavirus is frightening especially because there is still so much we don’t know about the virus. This has created an environment where conspiracy theories have exploded across social media creating a dangerous scenario for governments seeking to build trust, and an opportunity for those wanting to create chaos. As Foreign Policy Magazine […]Continue Reading 246 words
We wrote earlier this week that President Trump issued an executive order establishing a policy that calls for the U.S. to mine and exploit the other resources like water on the moon. As Axios explained, the order “directs the State Department to find international partners that are interested in collaborating with the U.S. on creating ‘sustainable operations’ related to […]Continue Reading 223 words
Yesterday jobless claims revealed that 16 million Americans have lost their jobs in 3 weeks while a new study warned that lockdowns shouldn’t be fully lifted until a COVID-19 vaccine is made available–which is still many months away. However as the Washington Post reported, President Trump said yesterday that mass testing for the coronavirus is […]Continue Reading 461 words
As Forbes reported, the death rates in Italy, Spain and France—the countries with the highest coronavirus death tolls globally—have slowed in the last couple of days, showing that countries’ national lockdown policies may be working to curb the rate of devastation. In New York state (the center of the nation’s outbreak), deaths rates dropped for […]Continue Reading 369 words
We wrote 3 weeks ago that the COVID-19 outbreak could prove to be a serious impediment to global efforts to curb climate change and promote conservation, and this concern has been realized as yesterday the 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, has been rescheduled for 2021. Why This Matters: COP26 was […]Continue Reading 413 words
As the United States is in throes of the COVID-19 pandemic and is desperately looking for federal leadership, the Trump Administration is expected to finalize its rollback President Obama’s fuel efficiency standards. A move that could see billions of tons of additional emissions from cars over their lifetimes. What The Rollbacks Achieve: As the New […]Continue Reading 549 words
Yesterday at a coronavirus press conference President Trump reiterated that he wants the U.S. economy to “reopen” and this time by Easter where he hopes to see “packed” churches. When he was asked by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins why he chose Easter as his target date, the President answered, “I just thought it was a beautiful […]Continue Reading 448 words
We wrote yesterday that President Trump’s lack of federal guidance on the coronavirus has created a patchwork of enforcement measures across the country. In fact, during his press conference yesterday Trump still wouldn’t say if he would make shelter in place a mandatory nationwide policy but did tell Americans to avoid gathering in crowds of […]Continue Reading 416 words
Nevada’s Yucca Mountain has been designated as a nuclear waste storage site for nearly 30 years. It’s largely been a political football with lawmakers trying to woo concerned Nevada voters with promises to avoid storing radioactive material at the site. Now, as Politico reported, “President Donald Trump is seeking to woo Nevada voters by abandoning […]Continue Reading 502 words