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3 Ways President Obama Can Help Native Communities Avert Climate Catastrophe

Abandoned house in ShishmarefDuring his visit to Alaska this August, President Obama has an opportunity to help imperiled Alaska Native villages escape climate disaster.

by Cathleen Kelly and Hannah Flesch | Monday, August 24, 2015

How Overtime Rules Would Benefit Millennials

Job fair article icon Fact Sheet As Millennials pay off debt, launch their careers, and start families, they face unique challenges to economic stability. The new overtime rule would provide fairer pay for 4.7 million Millennial workers.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, August 24, 2015

New Overtime Rule Could Raise Wages for 4.7 Million Millennial Workers

Working MillennialThe U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule is poised to strengthen the middle class, drive economic growth, and provide fairer pay for 13.5 million workers, including 4.7 Millennials.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, August 24, 2015

The Real Threat to Grid Reliability

Author Myriam Alexander-Kearns discusses the greatest threat to grid reliability: climate change.

| Friday, August 21, 2015

Climate Change Threatens Electric Grid Reliability in the Southwest

Lightening strikes over Lake Mead.Opponents of the Clean Power Plan claim that it will undermine grid reliability, but climate change is a far greater threat to power in the Southwest.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Friday, August 21, 2015

The Environmental Impacts of Exporting More American Crude Oil

Arches National ParkCongressional proposals to outsource American crude oil to foreign refineries would increase carbon pollution, land loss, and environmental risks.

by Matt Lee-Ashley and Alison Cassady | Friday, August 21, 2015

Curbing Arctic Warming at the GLACIER Conference

Arctic and global warming are leading the world closer to rapidly approaching tipping points that will narrow cost-effective climate solutions, adding to an expanding list of regrets.

| Thursday, August 20, 2015

From Anchorage to Paris: How to Curb Arctic—and Global—Warming in 2 Steps

Alaska glacierSecretary Kerry’s August Arctic conference in Anchorage, Alaska, is the ideal opportunity for world leaders to build momentum for a strong global climate agreement in Paris and to commit to cutting black carbon and methane pollution.

by Cathleen Kelly | Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hurricane Katrina’s Health Care Legacy

A doctor administers an asthma breathing test. article icon Issue Brief Gulf Coast states must expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to address the long-term consequences of the federal government’s failed health policy response to Hurricane Katrina.

by Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Far-Reaching Effects of Climate Displacement

People are 60 percent more likely to be displaced by a weather-related disaster today than they were in the 1970s.

| Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Combating Child Smugglers in Central America

A 7-year-old immigrant from El Salvador plays outside his apartment building.The U.S. and Central American governments need to do more to combat the root causes behind child smuggling and violence in the Northern Triangle region.

by Liamarie Quinde | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Lessons on Climate Change and Poverty From the California Drought

Wheat nearing harvest book_alt2 icon Report Communities of color and low-income people living in tribal, rural, and agricultural communities throughout California are enduring high rates of unemployment, limited and costly access to safe and affordable water, and food insecurity as a consequence of the California drought.

by Wendy Ortiz | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Enduring Legacy of Julian Bond

Julian BondThe fight for racial justice and equality will not end with the death of leading civil rights activist and visionary Julian Bond.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Proposed Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Extend the Same Income-Based Terms to All Federal Loan Borrowers

Johns HopkinsThe U.S. Department of Education’s proposed repayment plan would expand generous income-based repayment terms to all borrowers.

by Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

When You Can’t Go Home

Hurricane Katrina article icon Issue Brief In Hurricane Katrina’s 10-year wake, there is still much to learn about the effects and frequency of climate displacement.

by Danielle Baussan | Tuesday, August 18, 2015