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Citizens’ Climate Lobby is closer than ever to achieving a carbon fee and dividend, and their November conference is the push they needed to get the legislation in congress.
By Lauren Chappell Dr. Eric Strauss, President’s Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Urban Resilience at LMU, speaks about what the expectations and outcomes of COP26 were. Including one that may be the most influential pledge to come out of the conference.
The second week of COP26 focused on drafting a global climate accord by the end of the summit, as criticisms continued to swirl around pledges that were made.
The first week of COP26 was packed with action. From new agreements to failings of old ones the first week of COP26 leaves us with a lot to discuss.
By Ashley Buschhorn COP26 is the 26th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, from Sunday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 12. This could be a pivotal event for the future of climate change. The Conference of Parties, the COP, consists of world superpowers such as the
As seen in the Love Canal and Valley of the Drums sites, these contaminated sites have a history of allegedly making people ill or causing birth defects due to residents’ proximity to unmanaged toxic waste. Hence Ross’ concern over his family and neighbors’ health in Baltimore.
SAUSALITO, CA — In an effort to address policy issues of importance to coastal California, congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) and congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) announced the launch of the Congressional California Coastal Caucus on August 20, 2021. The announcement took place at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, and was followed by a panel discussion with both congressmen, Dr. Jeff Boehm, Chief Executive Officer of The Marine Mammal Center, and Dr. Cara Field, Medical Director of The Marine Mammal Center and moderated by Carol Costello. One important focus of the caucus is climate change.
By Sydney McGovern BATON ROUGE, LA – The holy grail of stopping climate change is to reduce carbon emissions across all sources to zero. One solution that holds promise is to capture carbon dioxide – the lead cause of global warming – before it’s emitted from refineries and other industrial
By Spencer Hayes Clean energy, otherwise known as renewable energy, is energy that is taken from resources that are naturally replenished by the Earth. President Joe Biden’s goal for the United States is to use clean energy to get to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This would mean
By Spencer Hayes A building collapse that took the lives of almost 100 people has devastated the Miami Surfside community. It has also reignited the climate change discussion across the country. It will take some time for the building analysis to be completed, however, many theories are already circulating, attempting
By Nicole Nguyen With COVID-19 surging again in the U.S. and the impacts of climate change intensifying, the relevancy of science in politics and public policy is perhaps as important as it’s ever been. The urgency around these issues has led to scientists and other professional interest groups to get involved
By Sami Beekman, Nicole Nguyen BATON ROUGE, LA – What do New Orleans, Louisiana, and Charleston, South Carolina, have in common? The foundation of both southern cities’ modern infrastructure was built on marsh land in the 19th and 20th centuries. Through a combination of turn-of-the-century drainage systems, the shoring-up of
By Grace Springer Recently, Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, announced the formation of the Conservative Climate Caucus with the purpose of educating Conservatives on climate policies that fall in line with conservative values. Here’s what you need to know. The caucus acknowledges climate change as a threat but hesitates to call it a
By Sydney McGovern One of President Joe Biden’s primary campaign platforms centered on combating the effects of climate change. He pledged to “tackle the climate emergency, plan for a clean energy future and secure environmental justice.” But after six months in office, some environmental activists say that the administration has fallen short on