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    Ahead of UN COP26, Survey Finds International Support for Greater Environmental Protection

    Ahead of UN COP26, Survey Finds International Support for Greater Environmental Protection

    By Brett Wilkins An international survey conducted by the University of Cambridge and YouGov ahead of this November’s COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference, and published on Monday, found overwhelming support around the world for governments taking more robust action to protect the environment amid the worsening climate crisis. The pollsters surveyed 14,627 adults in […]

    Clean Energy Transition Could Center on Republican Districts

    Clean Energy Transition Could Center on Republican Districts

    Many congressional districts with the most clean energy potential are current fossil fuel hubs, potentially reducing political barriers to a just transition away from the energy sources that cause climate change, a Brookings report says. Of the 155 congressional districts with high renewable energy potential, 91 are currently represented by a Republican. Although fossil fuel […]

    Rep. Deb Haaland on Verge of Becoming First Native American to Lead Interior

    Rep. Deb Haaland on Verge of Becoming First Native American to Lead Interior

    After a second day of Senate hearings, Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) is poised to become the first Native to serve as Secretary of the Interior (or any such high-ranking cabinet position.) It was clear the GOP appeared to hold her to a standard far different from the unqualified or corrupt Trump nominees it approved, with […]

    Bernie Sanders Votes Against Biden’s Choice for USDA Chief

    Bernie Sanders Votes Against Biden’s Choice for USDA Chief

    By Jessica Corbett Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday was the lone progressive to vote against Tom Vilsack reprising his role as secretary of agriculture, citing concerns that progressive advocacy groups have been raising since even before President Joe Biden officially nominated the former Obama administration appointee. The Senate voted 92-7 to confirm Vilsack, with Sanders […]

    Federal Agencies Have Lost Hundreds of Scientists Since 2017. What Comes Next?

    Federal Agencies Have Lost Hundreds of Scientists Since 2017. What Comes Next?

    By Taryn MacKinney First, the bad news: An analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists reveals that federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have lost hundreds of scientists since 2017. The good news: With the Biden administration already acting on its pledge to lead with science, a […]

    Restoring Our Water Systems Should Be Top Priority for Biden Administration

    Restoring Our Water Systems Should Be Top Priority for Biden Administration

    By Katy Neusteter The Biden-Harris transition team identified COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity and climate change as its top priorities. Rivers are the through-line linking all of them. The fact is, healthy rivers can no longer be separated into the “nice-to-have” column of environmental progress. Rivers and streams provide more than 60 percent of our […]

    How Ossoff and Warnock’s Georgia Senate Wins Will Impact the Climate

    How Ossoff and Warnock’s Georgia Senate Wins Will Impact the Climate

    Democrats have won control of the Senate and with it, a fighting shot at passing meaningful climate legislation. The Associated Press called the two Georgia runoff Senate races for Democrat Reverend Raphael Warnock at 2:05 a.m. EST Wednesday morning and for Democrat Jon Ossoff at 4:16 p.m. EST Wednesday afternoon. Their win means the Senate […]