News Events & Press Conferences

September 23, 2014

United Nations Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action

The 2014 Climate Summit in New York is part of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s strategy to engage global leaders and advance climate action and ambition. The Summit is intended to be a solutions-focused Summit that is separate from, but complementary to, the UNFCCC negotiating process. It aims to provide evidence that leaders across sectors and at all levels are taking action, thus expanding the reach of what is possible today, in 2015, and beyond.

May 19, 2014 to May 23, 2014

Large Wildland Fires: Social, Political and Ecological Effects

Hundreds of wildfire experts will gather in Missoula, Montana for this innovative interdisciplinary conference, co-sponsored by the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) and the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF). Fees waived for credentialed reporters. A call-in Q&A news tele-conference on May 20th, 1:30-2:30 pm MDT, will offer a brief summary of the fire conference and an opportunity to connect fire science to fire news.

April 15, 2014 to April 17, 2014

ZERO 2014: A Conference for a Low Carbon Future

The City of Edmonton and the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) are hosting ZERO 2014: a conference for a low carbon future on April 15-17, 2014. Conference speakers include Mayor Don Iveson, Premier Dave Hancock, Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference, Deputy Minister Grant Sprague, Jeremy Rifkin and many more.

February 4, 2014

Senate EPW Hearing: “Examination of the Safety & Security of Drinking Water Supplies Following the Central WV Drinking Water Crisis"

The Senate Environment & Public Works committee's Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife is holding a hearing on the recent water disaster in West Virginia. The event will be webcast beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET, and should be archived for viewing afterwards. 

November 18, 2013 to November 22, 2013

Democracy Now! at the UN Climate Summits

The Democracy Now! independent news hour is on the road and will be broadcasting live from the United Nations Climate Summit in Warsaw, Poland all week. Tune in to the live broadcast Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 22 at 8-9am ET.

July 22, 2013

NRC Regulatory Conference Regarding NextEra Energy Point Beach LLC

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a regulatory conference in Lisle, IL, open to the public via teleconference, with officials of NextEra Energy Point Beach LLC in Wisconsin to discuss a preliminary inspection finding in the area of external flooding response.

July 11, 2013

Webcast from the XXth Regular Session of the CEC Council

Join Mexican, Canadian, and US high-level government environment officials for a live, webcast town hall discussion on transportation and the environment as part of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s 2013 Council Session.

June 26, 2013

Covering Population and the Environment

As the planet grows more crowded, the connections between environment, health and human rights grow more complex every day. Ahead of World Population Day (July 11), a diverse group of speakers will illustrate how those connections affect the real world – and how those connections can provide a broader context for your own coverage in this one-hour webinar. Free registration required.

July 9, 2012 to July 11, 2012

2012 CEC Council Session (and workshop): Community and Ecosystem Resilience in North America

Media are invited to New Orleans for the 2012 Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Council Session: Community and Ecosystem Resilience in North America on July 11, as well as the workshop on Resilient Communities in North America prior to the Council Session on July 9 and 10. Can't make it in person? Submit questions beforehand and watch the CEC live webcast.

June 11, 2012

Free Webinar on Rio+20 Summit : A Primer on U.S. Issues Designed for Reporters in Advance of a Critical International Environmental Event

Join this hour-long webinar with speakers John C. Dernbach, co-director of the Widener Environmental Law Center and author, ELI's Carl Bruch, and Jacob Scherr, NRDC, for story ideas, helpful background, trend alerts, source building, and their take on what will be the hot topics at the upcoming summit. The hour will include 30 minutes for journalist questions.

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