Earth Day Network Blog Updates

The Return of London's Fog

When researchers at King’s College London announced that the pollution level in Oxford Street (Center of London) exceeded the limits set for the whole year in only four days, we saw quite vividly how much work remains to be done concerning air pollution. And London is only one stand-out example from cities worldwide. No, this is not a new problem. But it’s not going away.

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Saving an ecosystem and inspiring youth: the power of one tree planting

By Courtney Lewis

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to travel to beautiful San Diego, California, leaving the cold east coast behind for the weekend. This trip was a unique opportunity to educate students and save a native ecosystem, however in the end, it turned out to be more than that.

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Global Solidarity 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015, was a terrible and tragic day. We at Earth Day Network lost friends and colleagues in both Paris and Beirut. Our hearts and prayers are with them, the families of those that lost their lives, and with those of the injured. We stand united with the cities of Paris and Beirut.

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Inspiring youth to engage in the climate discussion: #Youth4Climate

Today’s youth are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change and the last that can do something about it. A flotilla of partners are working together to empower young people around the world to engage in the UNFCCC climate talks taking place in Paris from November 30-December 11, 2015.

Why does climate change education matter?

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RIP Keystone XL Pipeline

“America’s now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change…And frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global leadership. And that’s the biggest risk we face — not acting,” explained President Barack Obama.

With these words, Obama denied TransCanada a permit for the 1,179-mile pipeline between Hardisty, Alberta, and Steele City, Nebraska, thus ending the seven-year fight.

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Story of Climate Change in iTunes stores now!

"A book for all ages to learn and act on climate change. The Story of Climate Change is a perfect blend of video, interactive pictures, figures, and widgets to engage the 21st century learner. What I love most is how they blend basic climate science with the stories of those acting to make the world a better place. If you are not inspired to act upon completion of this digital textbook, then you just might be a robot.

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Hurricane Patricia: too fast, too furious

Hurricane Patricia threatened both Mexico and the United States as one of the strongest storms ever recorded:

“As ocean temperatures continue to warm as a result of human-caused climate change, we expect hurricanes to intensify, and we expect to cross new thresholds. Hurricane Patricia and her unprecedented 200 mile-per-hour sustained winds, appears to be one of them now, unfortunately.”

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Think Past Tomorrow

“Combating climate change and protecting our national security are one and the same, and it’s imperative that lawmakers start treating our warming planet with the same urgency that they treat other security threats.”          

                        -Thomas Kean, Former Governor (R-NJ) and Chair of the 9/11 Commission


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