This special report on climate change adaptation will help environmental journalists better understand and cover this growing topic. Top-notch beat reporters share how to best get at the nuts and bolts of adaptation in coastal communities and agricultural ones, a leading communications thinker shares insights into the “message” of adaptation, and we provide snapshots of a few of the many noteworthy adaptation projects, as well as the special challenges faced in one developing nation.
Major news outlets lionized a study of methane drilling leaks -- hailed by industry as showing minimal climate impacts -- that scientists now say was riddled with flaws.
"Leigh Peterson has one of the coolest roofs in Baltimore. Her rowhouse near Patterson Park sports a blinding white cap, topped by a row of shiny solar panels."
"REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- As the inaugural Arctic Circle conference got officially underway here Saturday, a specter loomed over the proceedings. The conference, which brings together policymakers, business leaders, researchers from across the world to discuss issues important to the Arctic, convened with messages from dignitaries of Iceland, Greenland, the United States, United Nations, Canada and Russia, and all of them shared a concern -- the outsized impact of climate change in the Arctic and what it means for far northern populations going forward."
"Under the watchful eyes of scientists, a little forage fish that lives off the southern coast of Maine developed a strangely large appetite."
"What happens when a Southern flying squirrel meets a Northern flying squirrel, and the mood is just right?"
"WASHINGTON — The number of large-scale projects to capture and bury carbon dioxide has fallen to 65 from 75 over the last year, a worldwide survey has found, despite a consensus among scientists and engineers that such projects are essential to meet international goals for slowing the buildup of climate-changing gases."
"Billions of people could be living in regions where temperatures are hotter than their historical ranges by mid-century, creating a 'new normal' that could force profound changes on nature and society, scientists said on Wednesday."
"SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- A photograph displayed in Jacki and John Williford’s home commemorates a camping trip that would go down in family history."
"The United Nations’ aviation agency approved the first steps toward a market-based approach to reduce emissions in the $708 billion airline industry."