Dispatches E-News: World Oceans Day, Growing Up With Oil & US Climate Alliance (06/07/17)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: World Oceans Day

Tomorrow is World Oceans Day – a global day of ocean education, action, and celebration. The goal is to find solutions to support a healthier ocean and a better future.

Last year, Professor Mandy Joye (University of Georgia) held an interactive marine science workshop for elementary school children. How will you and your community celebrate our oceans?

[WATCH HERE]


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PODCAST OF THE WEEK: GulfCast: Ernst Peebles: Growing Up With Oil

Dr. Ernst Peebles (University of South Florida) remembers his brother’s teeth turning black from working in a Louisiana oil refinery. Through this and other stories, Peebles illustrates his personal connection to the health of the Gulf of Mexico. Hear more of his accounts of growing up surrounded by petroleum production.

This episode was recorded during a live event hosted by The Story Collider: Stories About Science.

[LISTEN HERE]


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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: United States Climate Alliance

As the President pulls the US out of the UN’s Paris Climate Agreement, governors and mayors are filling the void with their own protective climate actions.

On June 1, California Governor Jerry Brown, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced the formation of the United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition committed to upholding the Paris Agreement and taking aggressive action on climate change. Currently, 13 states have joined and another six plan to shortly.

Nearly two hundred mayors — members of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda — have also expressed support for the alliance. Among these cities are the capital, Washington, DC, and the 10 most populous cities in the nation: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, and San Jose.

Photo courtesy of Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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