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Bipartisan Climate Bill Highlights Forest Restoration, Conservation

Bipartisan Climate Bill Highlights Forest Restoration, Conservation

In an era of extreme political polarization, opportunities for bipartisan efforts on climate change may seem impossible, but a recent introduction of rare climate legislation, authored by Republican and Democratic senators, could pioneer future agreements. Last Wednesday, U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, introduced […]

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    UN Declares ‘International Day of Epidemic Preparedness’ to Highlight Health Systems Concerns

    UN Declares ‘International Day of Epidemic Preparedness’ to Highlight Health Systems Concerns

    The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed Dec. 27 the “International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.” A year into the global battle against the coronavirus, the international body hopes the designation will help strengthen global measures against and preparedness for future health crises. As he introduced the resolution, Vietnam’s representative Dang Dinh Quy warned that COVID-19 […]

    550 Groups Urge Biden to Become #PlasticFreePresident With 8 Executive Actions

    550 Groups Urge Biden to Become #PlasticFreePresident With 8 Executive Actions

    By Jessica Corbett A large and diverse coalition of over 550 organizations came together Tuesday to call on President-elect Joe Biden to tackle the plastic pollution crisis through executive actions that would collectively help turn the tide against consumer waste that is choking the planet’s natural world and harming human health. “More than 99% of […]

    Court Rejects Trump’s Arctic Drilling Proposal in ‘Huge Victory for Polar Bears and Our Climate’

    Court Rejects Trump’s Arctic Drilling Proposal in ‘Huge Victory for Polar Bears and Our Climate’

    By Jessica Corbett Climate action advocates and wildlife defenders celebrated Monday after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected the Trump administration’s approval of Liberty, a proposed offshore oil-drilling project in federal Arctic waters that opponents warned would endanger local communities, animals, and the environment. “This is a huge victory for polar […]

    Trump Plans ‘Going Out of Business’ Sale With Arctic Drilling Leases

    Trump Plans ‘Going Out of Business’ Sale With Arctic Drilling Leases

    By Julia Conley Conservation campaigners on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of taking a “wrecking ball” to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as the White House announced plans to move ahead with the sale of drilling leases in the 19 million-acre coastal preserve, despite widespread, bipartisan opposition to oil and gas extraction there. Seven weeks […]

    Biden Urged to ‘Honor Indigenous Sovereignty and Immediately Halt’ Fossil Fuel Pipelines

    Biden Urged to ‘Honor Indigenous Sovereignty and Immediately Halt’ Fossil Fuel Pipelines

    By Jessica Corbett A leading environmental advocacy group marked Native American Heritage Month on Wednesday by urging President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Kamala Harris, and the entire incoming administration “to honor Indigenous sovereignty and immediately halt the Keystone XL, Dakota Access, and Line 3 pipelines.” That call from 350.org U.S. communications director Thanu Yakupitiyage […]

    Biden-Harris Climate Plan: ‘Not Trump’ Is Not Enough

    Biden-Harris Climate Plan: ‘Not Trump’ Is Not Enough

    By Steve Trent Joe Biden’s election is a huge positive in a year that has been extremely difficult across the globe. I speak for a vast number of people who watched anxiously from outside the United States when I heartily thank those who mobilized, campaigned and voted to make it happen. Your hard work affects […]

    Biden Names John Kerry as Climate Envoy

    Biden Names John Kerry as Climate Envoy

    President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday that former Secretary of State John Kerry will sit on his National Security Council (NSC) as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. Kerry’s appointment was announced alongside other key foreign policy and national security roles and signals that the Biden administration plans to make fighting the climate crisis an integral part […]