Climate Change

"Most Homebuyers And Renters Aren’t Warned About Flood Or Wildfire Risk"

"Each family had their reasons for ending up in harm’s way. For the Harts, it was the chance to have a large backyard in a quiet part of Ashland, Ore. The porch of the Baltimore house was perfect for Scott Harris' barbecue equipment. Kevin Boudreaux had grown up on the bayou and wanted to settle near his childhood home in Cameron, La."

Source: NPR, 10/20/2020

Climate Assessment Delayed? Plus, High Court To Hear Enviro FOIA Case

A forthcoming U.S. National Climate Assessment, due in 2022, faces delays, thanks to Trump administration foot-dragging, according to the new WatchDog Opinion column. And the Supreme Court, possibly with a new Justice Amy Coney Barrett aboard, is about to hear arguments on a freedom of information case involving the Endangered Species Act.

SEJ Publication Types: 
Visibility: 

Climate Money Meets the Super PACs

Amid the frenzy of Election 2020 comes a quieter development: The emergence of Big Climate money. Green groups and climate-focused fundraisers are now starting to take their place as major players alongside Big Oil as campaign contributors. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox suggests databases and other resources to help track climate (and other election) money.

SEJ Publication Types: 
Visibility: 
October 23, 2020

Tracking Government Efforts to Restrict Scientific Research

Join the Earth Institute's Resilience Media Project, 11:00 a.m.-Noon ET, for a discussion with experts on how environmental regulations have been changing under this administration for the last four years – and what happens after November. Bring your questions and leave with story ideas for your community.

Visibility: 

"Biden Won’t Ban Fracking, But His Clean Grid Would Choke Gas"

"During a town hall meeting Thursday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden again assured shale producers that he wouldn’t ban fracking if elected. Then, in virtually the same breath, he touted his $2 trillion clean-energy plan, which aims to edge natural gas out of the power mix within 15 years."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 10/19/2020

"Wildfire Smoke in US Exposes Millions To Hazardous Pollution"

"Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergency room visits to spike and potentially thousands of deaths among the elderly and infirm, according to an Associated Press analysis of pollution data and interviews with physicians, health authorities and researchers."

Source: AP, 10/19/2020

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Climate Change