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It seems that climate change snarled traffic in both cities yesterday morning. The Extinction Rebellion, a global climate protest group that similarly shut down London last spring and they are planning to do the same again in October,organized #ShutDownDC in which they claimed they had hundreds of protesters who blocked 22 intersections in downtown Washington. Apparently they are not aware that D.C. shuts down quite often when Congress can’t pass spending bills — and it could shut down again officially in about 2 weeks at the end of the government’s fiscal year. At the same time, the President was causing his own traffic nightmare in NYC, staying in Trump Tower for his visit to the United Nations, and forcing numerous street and even sidewalk closures near his apartment. We are in NYC covering #ClimateWeek and found refuge in nature just a few blocks north in Central Park!
This week, the Navajo Nation has extended the closure of tribal government offices and ordered residents to stay home for another three weeks as the number of coronavirus cases rises outside the reservation. In May the Navajo Nation had the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate in the United States, outpacing hot spots like New York. Driving […]
Varun Sivaram is a Senior Research Scholar at the Global Center for Energy Policy at Columbia University and an expert on solar energy policy and development. ODP: In your book called Taming the Sun, you have talked about how solar can be the centerpiece for a global energy revolution. How much do you think renewables […]
Emilie Brzezinski is an American sculptor with a career that’s spanned five decades and expressive themes that have always related to nature. And while Brzezinski has worked with a variety of media, her primary focus has been monumental wood sculpture–using a chain saw and ax to carve towering forms that breathed new life into felled […]
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