"Spurred by renewed fears of the fabled “Big One” shattering the West Coast, the Obama administration on Tuesday promoted stronger earthquake-preparedness efforts as part of a first-of-its-kind White House summit."
Planning & Growth
IRE/NICAR's Liz Lucas and Andrew Kreighbaum provide a plethora of tips for using the NID database to cover infrastructure or breaking news involving one of the nation's >85,000 dams.
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.
"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."