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Be a Californian climate champion,  By Riddhi S. Patel and Cesar Aguirre, activists

California’s youth climate activists have been working after school, between jobs, before and during the pandemic to organize support for Assembly Bill 345, a bill that would have established a minimum buffer zone between oil drilling and neighborhoods.  More

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Alignment with national security mission provides meaningful employment for military veterans, by Dan Misch, a U.S. Navy veteran

The energy grid is complex and critical infrastructure that is central to our way of life. For that reason, improving and protecting the grid is paramount to national security. More
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Newsom: Declare a state of emergency for the climate crisis by Firebaugh City former mayor & current council-member Felipe Perez

While you wasted no time declaring a state of emergency for coronavirus, and another for the catastrophic fires, you’ve neglected the climate emergency that is the root cause of the infernos.. Declare a climate emergency. More

Investigative Report

Water in Crisis: Part I – The Future Sucked Dry: How foreign interests threaten U.S. water security in rural Arizona

By Brianna Cunliffe, P.E.N. chief investigative reporter. The United States will face a full-blown water crisis by the end of the century. In many ways, we are in one already. A recent study confirmed that American West is in the grips of the first human-caused megadrought — our continent has only seen one like it in the past 1,200 years. More

Environment

Regenerative agriculture fixes broken soil cycles responsible for the desolate landscapes

By Masha Vernik. Soil is nature’s recycling system. It turns death into energy for life. Industrial agriculture throws a wrench into this cycle, turning abundance into scarcity instead. Such a system is doomed to fall, and when it does, so will we. Human survival depends on a just transition towards regenerative agriculture, and not just because of carbon capture. Without such a transition, global soil stores of nitrogen (N) could drain.   More

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From California to Maine elected officials share their stories with us about how they are working to combat the climate crises in their communities, state and nation.

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New Mexico State Representative Debbie Sariñana, Air Force veteran

Debbie Sariñana  has represented New Mexico House District 21 since 2016. She is an educator and military veteran with deep ties to House District 21. For the past 19 years, Debbie has taught mathematics and science at schools in Albuquerque and, today, teaches science at Manzano High School, her alma mater. She has assisted with a number of innovative education initiatives — including a credit recovery program that helps Native American students graduate. Please listen here.

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New York Assistant Speaker Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Army veteran

Assemblyman Felix Ortiz is nationally and internationally recognized as an elected official who is not afraid to tackle unpopular issues and forge solutions on behalf of the people he represents. His cutting edge legislation aims to not only improve the health and well-being of children, families and immigrants of New York State, but the health and well-being of the people of the United States of America. Please listen here.

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Mayor Heidi Harmon of San Luis Obispo

Hear how this San Luis Obispo progressive mayor talks about her work facing down the fossil fuel industry to move her city and the state forward, the challenges of drawing attention to a climate agenda during the pandemic, obstacles at the national level concerning comprehensive legislation on facing the climate emergency, how she’s  encouraged Governor Gavin Newsom to ban fracking and declare a climate emergency for California. She did it in  San Luis Obispo. Please listen here.