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Following the hazards of dams, refineries, chemical plants, pipelines, and other infrastructure? Find story leads in this Department of Homeland Security report.
This listing of Terms & Acronyms in non-technical language for EPA's commonly used environmental terms provides a good starting place for understanding and communicating with clarity to your audience.
Investigating issues that involve federal legislation or policy? Congressional Research Service reports, publicly funded but not easily available to the public, are posted online by open-government advocates. Two new reports of interest: Federal Involvement in Flood Response and Flood Infrastructure Repair: Storm Sandy Recovery (October 31, 2012) and Emergency Relief Program: Federal-Aid Highway Assistance for Disaster-Damaged Roads and Bridges (November 1, 2012).
Whether you're going to Copenhagen to report the climate talks — or staying home to watch or cover them, here are some resources that will help you get the story.
Hurricanes and tropical storms are often major news stories. Are you prepared to cover them? Are your readers, listeners, and viewers courting disaster?
Wildfires rage every summer — and make news. Here are some key sources useful to reporters.