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It will surprise no one that a group of scientists and conservationists have concluded that former President Donald Trump was the worst President in our nation’s history when it comes to conservation. They recently concluded that he had caused “profound” damage to the environment in a report in which they ranked Trump’s top “100 environmental harms” — from allowing the religious use of eagle feathers by non-Native Americans to withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord. Jon Jarvis (a loyal Friend of the Planet), who served as director of the National Park Service under President Obama from 2009 to 2017 led the “Restoration Project,” along with a team of conservationists that met for 10 months to assemble the list.
But the group also used the report as an opportunity to help prioritize the Biden administration’s rebuilding efforts. “As we watched the Trump administration unravel 100 years of environmental accomplishments, we began to plan how they can be restored by a new administration,” Jarvis said. For each harm, they describe the potential restorative actions.
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new study released by Conservation International found that tuna populations will likely be pushed from the waters of 10 Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) due to climate change. For nations that rely on tuna as a source of food and income, the consequences could be devastating. Conservation International urges the global […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Earlier this month, devastating floods washed through western Germany, leaving people dead and swaths of cities destroyed. It was the worst flooding Central Europe has seen in decades, and the short, intense rainfall is “one of the hallmark manifestations of a human-warmed climate,” as Yale Climate Connections put it. […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Carbon border taxes are gaining popularity in North America and Europe, but many are skeptical that taxing imports from countries with weak emissions policies will encourage climate action. Others are calling border taxes unjust. John Kerry, the U.S. Climate Envoy, called border tax policies a “last resort.” Nevertheless, Congressional Democrats have already proposed one […]
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