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Laurie David has produced numerous projects that have brought the issue of global warming into mainstream popular culture, including the Academy Award-winning documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth. She is the author of the bestselling book Stop Global Warming: The Solution is You! and co-author of The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming. Laurie executive produced 2005’s Earth to America!, a TBS primetime comedy special, the 2006 HBO documentary, Too Hot Not to Handle. Laurie co-headlined the Stop Global Warming College Tour with Sheryl Crow. During the two-week tour Laurie and Sheryl visited college campuses in the South and Southeast on a biodiesel tour bus to raise awareness about global warming.
As a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Laurie has received a U.S. EPA Climate Protection Award, the Feminist Majority’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award, Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award and NRDC’s Forces for Nature award for her tireless work to stop global warming.
Her newest book The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time is an inspirational, practical and green guide to the most important hour in a family’s day, dinnertime.
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Get ready to toast bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. National Pollinator Week is June 17-23 and it's a perfect time to celebrate the birds, bugs and lizards that are so essential to the crops we grow, the flowers we smell, and the plants that produce the air we breathe.
The U.S Forest Service unveiled a new plan to skirt a major environmental law that requires extensive review for new logging, road building, and mining projects on its nearly 200 million acres of public land. The proposal set off alarm bells for environmental groups, according to Reuters.
By Teju Adisa-Farrar & Raul Garcia
In the summer of 1969 a banner hung over a set of condemned homes in what was then the predominantly black and brown Brookland neighborhood in Washington, DC. It read, "White man's roads through black men's homes."
Earlier in the year, the District attempted to condemn the houses to make space for a proposed freeway. The plans proposed a 10-lane freeway, a behemoth of a project that would divide the nation's capital end-to-end and sever iconic Black neighborhoods like Shaw and the U Street Corridor from the rest of the city.
Michigan prosecutors dropped all criminal charges against government officials involved in the Flint water crisis Thursday, citing concerns about the investigation they had inherited from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) appointed by former Attorney General Bill Schuette, CNN reported.