Amazonian Communities Urge International Action & Amazon.com Invests in Restoration

Amazonian Communities Urge International Action & Amazon.com Invests in Restoration

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor As wildfires and deforestation grip the Amazon rainforest, Indigenous communities are urging world governments to pledge to protect 80% of the forest by 2025. The groups launched their campaign at a biodiversity conference in France, where experts from around the world are laying the groundwork for the UN’s delayed […]

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Doctors’ Orders

Doctors’ Orders

The editors of over 230 medical journals said in a statement on Monday that climate change is a health issue and that its effects could become “catastrophic” if world leaders don’t do more to address it. The health impacts of climate change include wildfire smoke–which has been linked to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases–and pollutants […]

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Thousands Evacuate Lake Tahoe to Escape Caldor Fire

Thousands Evacuate Lake Tahoe to Escape Caldor Fire

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer   Tens of thousands have evacuated Lake Tahoe as the Caldor wildfire charges towards the resort town. The raging Caldor Fire has burned 277 square miles since it began in early August and has threatened 20,000 structures, burning 600 to the ground. The fire has stagnated at less than 20% containment. […]

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Russia Climate Plan: Forests for the Trees

Russia Climate Plan: Forests for the Trees

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Over the next 30 years, Russia plans to increase its greenhouse gas emissions. That’s right: the country’s latest climate plan shows an 8.2% rise in carbon emissions from 2019 to 2050. The world’s fourth-largest polluter plans to rely on its extensive forests to meet climate targets by planting more trees and reducing wildfires. The plan […]

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Caldor Fire Scorches California, Beginning A Potentially Devastating Fire Season

Caldor Fire Scorches California, Beginning A Potentially Devastating Fire Season

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer   The Caldor Fire in California has grown to 24 times its size in two days and has forced an additional 10,000 residents to evacuate El Dorado County. The dry conditions have made the fire near-impossible to contain, and it has remained at 0% containment since it began on […]

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Siberian Fires Now Larger Than All Others Combined

Siberian Fires Now Larger Than All Others Combined

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer   According to NASA, the “airpocalypse” caused by Siberia’s record-breaking wildfires has reached the geographic North Pole for the first time in history. The region’s blazes are now larger than all others burning across the earth combined. Half of the current fires are burning so hot that firefighters are incapable of fighting them, and […]

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