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Happy Monday, glad you’re starting your week off with us! Here’s a preview of the week ahead:
House: on Tuesday the Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on the impacts of oil and gas development on climate and public health, on Wednesday the Committee on Science, Space, and Tech will hold a hearing on scientific integrity at federal agencies
Senate: on Wednesday that Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on the opportunities and challenges of electric batteries
Pop Culture: The live-action version of The Lion King opens in theaters on Thursday but back in 1995 after the original film came out Disney screened a short film at Epcot called The Circle of Life, an Environmental Fable to teach kids about protecting the environment. We think it’s time for a new version of this short film as well!
Out of This World: Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
ICYMI: footage of a massive manta ray named Freckles approaching divers to free it of the fishing hooks lodged in its body became viral over the weekend. The divers were able to remove the hooks and Freckles is said to be doing well.
Thanks so much for starting your Monday morning with us. We hope you enjoyed the climate forum last week and stay tuned for exclusive content that we’ll feature in the coming weeks. Here’s a preview of stories to watch this week: International: The United Nations General Assembly convenes this week, beginning with a climate summit […]
We hope you had a great weekend #FriendsOfThePlanet. Congress is back in session after a month-long recess, school’s back, summer’s over and there’s a lot to talk about. Here’s a quick recap of what you can expect this week: Congress: The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold a hearing called “Solving the […]
Our partners, Ali Velshi and Chris Hayes of MSNBC will be posing questions for about 30 minutes to each of the Presidential candidates who are attending. What should they ask? We want to know what you think! If you have a question you think they should ask, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share […]
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