Now You’re Cooking Without Gas

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Gas is the largest energy source in the US. Gas stoves aren’t the largest consumer of natural gas in any home, but they’ve become “a focal point in the fight over whether gas should even exist” as an energy source in people’s residences. Burning gas, especially without ventilation like […]
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White House Moves to Reverse Trump Assault on the National Environmental Policy Act

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor On Wednesday, the White House took first steps to reverse a Trump-era assault on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The new rules will restore the Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) obligation to take climate change and carbon emissions into account for major projects. Officials say the Biden meassure […]
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Large Solar Array Installed at Huntington Nonprofit

On September 29, Huntington city officials and representatives from Coalfield Development flipped the switch on a 294-panel solar array on the nonprofit’s building in Huntington.  Coalfield Development trains coal miners to transition to renewable energy jobs.  This solar installation is the largest for any nonprofit in West Virginia. The building, known as West Edge, houses […]

Watchdog Group Links Companies to Anti-Climate Action Groups Despite Net-Zero Pledges

By Alex Bowman, ODP Contributing Writer New analysis from watchdog Accountable.US shows that Apple, Disney, Microsoft, and Amazon are backing business groups opposing landmark climate legislation, calling the sincerity of their climate and emissions into question. These corporate lobbying groups and organizations are mobilizing to oppose the Democrat-proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, which contains […]
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Plastic Pollution + Climate Change = Ocean Overload

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Climate change and marine plastic pollution are fundamentally linked, and new research by the Zoological Society London and Bangor University examines their connection. The paper identifies three key ways these two issues are intertwined:   Greenhouse gas emissions caused by plastic’s life cycle (from production to disposal) perpetuates climate […]
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Crunch Time Quick Action: Urge Senator Manchin To Include Climate Action in the Reconciliation Package

House and Senate Democrats have come to agreement on most aspects of the reconciliation package with one exception: climate change.  Hanging in the balance is Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition to the Clean Electricity Performance Program, which will pay electric utility companies for adopting clean energy sources and penalize ones that don’t adopt clean energy by at least 4 percent a year.
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Reactions to UNGA and the way forward to COP26

Vaccine inequity, unaffordable accommodation, travel challenges and new surges in the Covid19 pandemic will lock out huge numbers of developing country delegates from the UN climate talks set to take place in November.
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Climate Action Network calls for postponement of formal COP26 negotiations due to lack of plans to ensure safe and inclusive participation

With just two months to go, time has run out for the UK’s vision for a ‘normal and inclusive’ UN climate talks- COP26. It is evident that a safe, inclusive and just global climate conference in early November will be impossible given the failure to support Covid19 vaccine access to millions of people in poor […]
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IPCC Report confirms world is on the brink of breaching major tipping points, near-term climate action is critical

Rapid phase out of fossil fuels to reduce emissions drastically within this decade is the only course of action to keep Paris Agreement temperature goal of 1.5°C in sight Full IPCC WG1 reportPress Conference by IPCC on launch of the report 09 August 2021: The IPCC WG1 Report was published today as part of the […]
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Negotiations on the latest IPCC report is a moment for governments to confront the truth of the climate crisis

By Stephan Singer, Senior Climate Science and Global Energy Policy Advisor, CAN July 26, 2021: The official global scientific body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), starts its first ever virtual approval process on the first report (Working Group 1) as part of the Sixth Assessment cycle (AR6). Over the next 10 days, governments […]
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