Environmental Journalism 2016 took us to California, the Land of Extremes and Home of Big Dreams, hosted by Capital Public Radio and UC Davis. Multimedia coverage is posted here. See the agenda and speaker bios. If you wrote stories informed by the conference, please send us the links to include on our coverage page.
Planning & Growth
"Last weekend, representatives of 195 countries reached a landmark accord in Paris to lower planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. On Tuesday, local leaders in San Diego committed to making a city-size dent in the problem."
"As temperatures climb, so, too, will sea levels."
This new, mobile-friendly, digital guide from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, produced by longtime SEJ member Adam Glenn, features an extensive resource database and a series of backgrounders to help improve coverage of society’s preparation for the impacts of climate change.
"Power grids that work at a fraction of the scale of a traditional utility have gained support from banks and developers as a way to bring power to the 620 million people across Africa that lack access to electricity."
"In the disappearing rainforests of Indonesia, a 9-year-old boy copes with the trauma of eviction"
"A season of goal-setting begins this month as the United Nations launches a new 15-year plan to fight grinding world poverty, improve health and education and quell climate change."
As the 10th anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe approaches, many news media are doing stories that try to make sense of it. For journalists, it's an inexhaustible subject because it's about people's lives and the moral perils of the governments we choose. It's about the looming catastrophes we deny.