"The state, and North Carolina, had trouble planning for damaging erosion after orders similar to White House moves".
Journalism & Media
"Doug Ericksen is trying to hold down two jobs in two different Washingtons. And it’s not going terribly well."
"A media watchdog group is suing to force U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency to release records detailing his communications with energy companies ahead of a Senate vote to confirm his nomination."
Dozens of renegade government Twitter accounts have sprung up, with claims they're run anonymously by employees of various agencies whose missions appear threatened by the Trump administration. TipSheet has the story, plus a list of more than 40 accounts of interest to environmental reporters.
Veteran journalists gathered in Washington, D.C. last Friday, Feb. 3, to share insights into how environment and energy policy may unfold in the year ahead — and to urge colleagues to prepare for possibly dramatic shifts ahead. Key takeaways, plus video, audio clips and a presentation by SEJ's president. Photo: Washington Post reporter Daryl Fears; courtesy of Schuyler Null/Wilson Center.
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday abruptly removed inspection reports and other information from its website about the treatment of animals at thousands of research laboratories, zoos, dog breeding operations and other facilities."
"The climate-denial camp has new ammunition: A widely refuted Daily Mail article that claims top U.S. climate scientists exaggerated their data for a 2015 study to 'dupe' world leaders into adopting the Paris Climate Agreement."
The FEJ has awarded $19,835 for six new story projects selected through the FEJ’s Winter 2016-2017 round of competition. Coverage grant categories included "The Politics and Economics of Renewable Energy in the U.S." and “Biodiversity and Climate Change Impact in North America.” Photo: Grantee Rachel Waldholz.
"Right now, anxiety is sweeping across the scientific community about the Trump administration's efforts to make climate data disappear. However, there are now a very special group of 21 young Americans, ages nine to 20, who are throwing a sizable wrench in the Trump administration's plans."