Journalism & Media

"With Hope And Horror, Climate Fiction Writers Depict the Future"

To those in the know, Cli Fi was a thing several years ago. But now climate fiction has become a really big thing. After seeing the movie "The Day After Tomorrow" in 2004, one expert said the only thing he found unbelievable was that the Dick Cheney character admitted he had been wrong.

Source: ClimateWire, 05/05/2014

"From Bundy To The KXL: Where's The Property Rights Outrage Here?"

"Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has become something of a folk hero among the anti-government, pro-property rights crowd, thanks to his recent standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management. Some landowners in the path of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline want to know where the support for them has been, since their private property will actually be taken away without their approval."

Source: Huffington Post, 05/01/2014

GOPers, Fox Retreat From Support of Bundy After His "Negro" Comments

"Prominent Republicans and conservative news media outlets rallied in recent weeks around the cause of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, whose armed standoff with authorities over grazing rights on federal land had made him an instant folk hero on the right. But Bundy’s GOP defenders, including Sens. Dean Heller (Nev.) and Rand Paul (Ky.), rapidly abandoned him on Thursday following reports of incendiary remarks that the white rancher made about minorities. Bundy wondered aloud whether blacks would be better off as slaves picking cotton, and alleged that people of color are 'against us.'"

Source: Wash Post, 04/25/2014

Breaking New Ground

BookShelf

 

"Breaking New Ground: A Personal History"

By Lester Brown
Norton, $24.95

Reviewer: TOM HENRY

Praised by the Washington Post as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers,” Lester Brown has had a rags-to-riches life in environmental activism – a rare feat, especially because activism is hardly a lucrative field.

Brown’s story is an intriguing one, in part because of his humble New Jersey farming roots.

Journalists, Lost in Space?

SEJ President’s Report

By DON HOPEY

I recently went to see the movie “Gravity,” the blockbuster Sandra Bullock-George Clooney vehicle that demonstrates in 3-D the isolation of outer space and the value of a strong tether. And it got me thinking about our organization, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and its members.

Like the astronauts in the film, it seems more and more that we reporters are out there all alone – a journalistic generation lost in space.

"Texas Freezes Agency's Funding After Air Pollution Data Released"

"A few casual words and the early release of some scientific data have cost the San Antonio region much-needed state funds to battle its growing air pollution problem. The misstep, which appears to have been unintentional, highlights the sensitivity of studying oil and gas pollution in business-friendly Texas."

Source: InsideClimate & Others, 04/23/2014

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