"Three groups are putting a new open records rule to the test to bring back climate change information removed by the new administration. They just might succeed."
Journalism & Media
"The Environmental Protection Agency has sidelined a website aimed at teaching schoolchildren about climate change, a public watchdog group has determined, as part of the agency’s efforts to align online content with the new administration’s values."
In the first of a two-part WatchDog TipSheet, we explore the relationship between journalist and anonymous leaker. How to find whistleblowers, build their trust and establish groundrules that work for you. Also, when not to rely on anonymous leaks. Next week: Security, documentation and the law around leaks.
"As the Environmental Protection Agency proceeds with a large-scale update of its website, its climate change site has been taken down, pending review. But several climate scientists contacted by The Post argue that this is unnecessary."
"Former U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy criticized the Trump administration yesterday for removing "years" of climate change data from the agency's public webpage."
"The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday evening that its website would be “undergoing changes” to better represent the new direction the agency is taking, triggering the removal of several agency websites containing detailed climate data and scientific information."
The new partnership will explore the causes and potentially catastrophic effects of coastal erosion and sea-level rise along the Louisiana coast by combining the resources of The Times-Picayune's Louisiana coastal reporting team, made possible in part by the Fund for Environmental Journalism, a grant-making program of the Society of Environmental Journalists; and The New York Times' climate team. SEJ invites new gifts and grants underwriting new FEJ projects and opportunities.
SEJers heard from top experts in environmental law and the science of communicating to news consumers, as well as receiving training in FOIA, databases and key digital storytelling tools at a four-day workshop in Dallas, held alongside Earth Day Texas. Get the highlights in our report from the late April gathering.
"Bill Nye will gladly talk to the media about climate change, but he has no time for climate change skeptics."