Climate Change

"EPA Official Speaks On Risk Of Climate Change To Toxic Sites"

"A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation’s most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate change."

Source: AP, 01/19/2018
February 12, 2018

DEADLINE: GroundTruth Project/WCAI Climate Change Reporting Fellowship

The GroundTruth Project and WCAI, the local NPR member station for the Cape, Islands and South Coast invite applications for a new reporting fellowship that will explore how individuals and communities are coping with the realities of climate change. Two emerging journalists will report for six months in WCAI's newsroom in Woods Hole, MA. Deadline to apply is Feb 12.

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For 2018, Predicting Extreme Weather Disasters Not As Hard As You Think

Floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other human-caused disasters made 2017 a hard year to beat. But environmental journalists would do well to be prepared for 2018. This week's TipSheet explains why predicting weather-related disasters may not be as hard you think, and provides resources to get reporters ready. 

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In Trump Era, Author Ponders What TR Would Do

The environmental legacy of past presidents tells us much about the current White House, whose occupant author Douglas Brinkley calls "a used car salesman of the worst kind." In this "Between the Lines" Q&A, the historian talks about what we can learn from TR and FDR, the future of the environmental movement and the role of journalists.

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