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US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at lifting bans on drilling for oil and gas in offshore Arctic and Atlantic areas, saying it would pull in "billions of dollars" for America and create jobs. "Our country's blessed with incredible natural resources, including abundant offshore oil and natural gas reserves, but the federal government has kept 94 percent of these offshore areas closed for exploration and production," the president said before journalists in the White House.
Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change. He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation "dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants." The foundation has given $61 million to causes that align with that mission statement. He talks about climate change all the time. And, also, he was among the ~200,000 people in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest a White House that very much does not share his (scientifically valid) concern for the damage people are doing to the climate. SEE ALSO: Trump's big EPA website change should make you furious It's just kind of funny that the man who has done all of the above couldn't get a sign for the protest that was bigger than a piece of computer paper. Like, at what point did DiCaprio realize he wanted a sign? Did he wake up in a hotel and say, "Shit, I forgot people were going to write things on posters and walk around with them at this thing I'm going to today," and then he went to the nearest Staples, a Staples with markers but without posterboard? Did the hotel have a green and a red marker and a file folder somewhere? Does he keep these things in a bag? Anyway, it's just funny. WATCH: Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning sign
The pope urged compassion alongside progress in a surprise TED Talk shown in Vancouver, British Columbia, yesterday (April 25). In the first-ever TED Talk by a pope, Pope Francis urged a science- and tech-heavy audience to cultivate love and tenderness. According to TED's international curator, Bruno Giussani, it took more than a year to arrange the talk.
Brasília (AFP) - Fed up with endless encroachment on their ancestral lands, leaders of Brazil's many indigenous tribes went to the capital Brasilia to speak out this week. "They're prejudiced," said Alvaro Tucano, one of the tribal members taking part in a week-long camp outside the government complex.
The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been no less rife with controversy and political infighting than his campaign. As the new administration settled into the White House, it unleashed a torrent of new policy plans and executive orders for the public to debate, producing a flood of stories competing for the public’s attention. But one area in particular seems to have flown under the radar, prompting no outrage and little parsing from Trump’s critics: the nation’s space policy.
In Trump's America, marching has become a weekly activity. One week after the massive March for Science, people across the country and around the world, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Richard Branson, took to the streets on Saturday for the People's Climate March. At least 200,000 people marched in D.C., the march's organizers said Saturday afternoon. Time-lapse, bird's-eye video shows thousands of protesters marching toward White House for action on climate change https://t.co/yoYEIbNWAO pic.twitter.com/jNpi7WceZi — CNN (@CNN) April 29, 2017 An event that predates the Trump administration, the Climate March this year is getting a little more attention considering our administration just deleted climate change information from the Environmental Protection Agency's website and, you know, our secretary of state used to run Exxon. The biggest Climate March is set to take place in Washington, D.C., where temperatures were expected to reach near-record highs for late April. Here are some of the best signs from climate marches everywhere so far. Stay hydrated everybody! Honored to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as they fight for climate justice. Join me in standing with them. #ClimateMarch pic.twitter.com/Zrgt090lI6 — Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) April 29, 2017 Yea. So this happened #500WS #PeoplesClimateMarch pic.twitter.com/45RTAR7Kof — Dr. Sarah Myhre (@SarahEMyhre) April 29, 2017 Friends from Cape Cod are here, fighting to protect our treasured coastline. #climatemarch #PeoplesClimate pic.twitter.com/xsGALTeHXg — Maura Healey (@maura_healey) April 29, 2017 Signs Save The World 4/29 Climate March Charlotte NC @PodSaveAmerica @PodSavetheWorld @IndivisibleNC #climatemarch pic.twitter.com/fuBreVHXD1 — Allen & Michele Todd (@AllenTodd10) April 29, 2017 Great crowd at the #2017 #climatemarch #climatemarchNL #amsterdam #fossilfree pic.twitter.com/5s7kjWTbdu — Renke Barendrecht (@_Renke) April 29, 2017 We're at the #climatemarch to fight for their future! pic.twitter.com/QU56HQWOao — denise corkery (@denisecorkery) April 29, 2017 The young'uns need a planet too. #ClimateMarch pic.twitter.com/ff4O83EnGD — Joseph Jakuta (@green_jakuta) April 29, 2017 Reunited with the chalkboard! In 2014 we moved it 40 NYC blocks. Today, we're blockading the White House! ✊️ #climatemarch #defendersoftruth pic.twitter.com/sURgr1PtEi — Lucky Tran (@luckytran) April 29, 2017 Good planets are hard to find. #climatemarch pic.twitter.com/InN6fQ9kz0 — Nathalie Baptiste (@nhbaptiste) April 29, 2017 It's so hot we feel like we're melting, but we're out here at the #climatemarch to make sure our doesn't. pic.twitter.com/GeUecb9CXq — Peoples Climate (@Peoples_Climate) April 29, 2017 I ran into the rarest of things at the #climatemarch—a dedicated fan of the Third Amendment. “It’s the neglected amendment.” pic.twitter.com/jTwup7X7ay — Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob) April 29, 2017 That shirt says it all @PeterFrumhoff! Thanks for channeling it into science & action, @UCSUSA. #climatemarch pic.twitter.com/KMRdtOTfxW — Maura Healey (@maura_healey) April 29, 2017 Spotted at the #climatemarch in Malmö today. pic.twitter.com/NrQIrPR887 — Marco Valente (@eccemarco) April 29, 2017 You can't have infinite growth on a finite planet. #ClimateMarch pic.twitter.com/5UDjmeiM2a — francesca fiorentini (@franifio) April 29, 2017 Exuberant crowd on the way to the march! Arrived in DC! with @sierraclub & #nybeyondcoal #PeoplesClimate #climatemarch @Peoples_Climate pic.twitter.com/0FCHaSoyQn — NY Indivisible (@ny_indivisible) April 29, 2017 WATCH: Ja Rule on Fyre Fest: 'I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT'
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