Journalism & Media

"Scaramucci Once Called Climate Change Denial ‘Disheartening.’"

"Before he was an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, Anthony Scaramucci, the president’s new White House communications director, lamented that some people did not accept the consensus among climate scientists that human activity was warming Earth."

Source: Washington Post, 07/24/2017

Lawmakers Want Override Of Christie Veto Of Oil Train Transparency Bill

"The Assembly speaker said Wednesday he will push to override Gov. Chris Christie's conditional veto last week of a bill that would have provided the public and first responders with more information about trains hauling volatile crude oil through communities in New Jersey."

Source: Bergen Record, 07/24/2017

Interior Pulled Glacier Chief, Climate Expert From Zuckerberg Tour

"Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg flew to Glacier National Park on Saturday to tour the melting ice fields that have become the poster child for climate change’s effects on Montana’s northern Rockies. But days before the tech tycoon’s visit, the Trump administration abruptly removed two of the park’s top climate experts from a delegation scheduled to show him around, telling a research ecologist and the park superintendent that they were no longer going to participate in the tour."

Source: Washington Post, 07/21/2017
August 31, 2017

DEADLINE: Resilience Journalism Fellowship

Mid-career journalists are invited to apply for six days of study and discussion, Oct. 22-27, 2017 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. The program will focus on the science of climate change and resilience. The fellowship includes lodging, tuition, travel and most meals. Apply by Aug 31.

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‘Cut Through Fog’ to Cover Trump’s Fast-Moving Environmental Policy Changes

Policy experts and reporters at an SEJ forum in Seattle July 6 cautioned that environmental journalists must go into overdrive to keep up with fast and furious changes coming during the Trump Administration. Get more in our SEJ News coverage. Photo: Former EPA official Dennis McLerran, left, fields a query from moderator Jeff Burnside. Read McLerran's full remarks here.

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Battles Ahead Over Conservation Fund

To report on federal land disputes near you, just take a look at the congressional Land and Water Conservation Fund, which this year faces conflict over funding levels, land acquisition and more. The latest TipSheet has the story, and how to cover it.

 

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Trump Plan Would 'Reduce or Eliminate' Important Data Access: Alert

"A U.S. Geological Survey program coordinator has sent an alert to colleagues around the world, warning that the Trump administration's proposed 2018 budget cuts, if approved, will undermine important data-gathering programs and cooperative studies in areas including forests, volcanoes, flooding, wildfires, extreme precipitation and climate change."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/17/2017

"Scientists Challenge Magazine Story About ‘Uninhabitable Earth’"

"The temptation to paint a dire picture of climate change, at a time when the Trump administration seems bent on questioning a widely accepted body of climate science and withdrawing from international agreements, is clear. But the picture still has to be plausible and accurate, a number of scientists argued this week in response to a lengthy article in New York Magazine."

Source: Washington Post, 07/13/2017

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