The Week Ahead: June 17th-23rd

The Week Ahead: June 17th-23rd


Hope everyone had a great weekend and got to celebrate their dads. We’re so glad you’re starting your Monday morning with us, here’s what should be on your radar for this week: Capitol Hill: On Wednesday the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on “Restoring Community Input and Public Participation” during the oil […]

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Never Forget by Akhila Bandlora

Never Forget by Akhila Bandlora

Last week Our Daily Planet had a chance to meet some of the remarkable young activists of Sea Youth Rise Up as they gathered in Washington D.C. to bring awareness to ocean conservation issues impacting both their local communities and communities around the globe. Akhila Bandlora, one of the 2019 delegates, wrote the following poem to […]

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If We Face the Truth, Everything Is Possible

If We Face the Truth, Everything Is Possible

By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha Graduation speeches are often pablum – containing well-meaning advice and platitudes of wisdom that are easy listening but also easily forgotten.  This week I (Monica) heard not one, but two speeches that transcended the ordinary graduation fare, providing important perspective and inspiration that is most needed and welcome at […]

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Environmental Justice Is Essential to Climate Justice, and Now it Has A Caucus

Environmental Justice Is Essential to Climate Justice, and Now it Has A Caucus

Earlier this week, I (Monica) attended the Sunrise Movement rally in DC, which most people think of as a movement of young people demanding immediate and drastic action on climate change.  But listening to the leaders of the movement, who are much more diverse than the traditional “green” groups, one thing was abundantly clear — […]

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Climate Change Matters: Why I’m Speaking Out for our Earth’s Sake

Climate Change Matters: Why I’m Speaking Out for our Earth’s Sake


By Arjun Marwaha Climate change is real. Fires have ravaged many communities in my home state of California and unusually powerful storms have flooded other parts of the United States. More volatile climate events cannot be disputed. But, what ultimately drove me, a teenager, to channel this into a book? It is a little more […]

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Georges Bank Should Not Become Exxon’s Bank

Georges Bank Should Not Become Exxon’s Bank

By Senator Edward J. Markey (D- MA) This week, a court ruling forced the Trump Administration to put its plan to massively expand offshore drilling for oil and gas on hold. The Trump Interior Department’s record is one of blatant disregard for the ocean’s living marine resources and the people and coastal economies that depend […]

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