"President Trump reversed himself on Friday, approving a package of wildfire disaster relief for California hours after officials from his administration had explained why the state should not receive the aid."
On Monday, October 19, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Society of Environmental Journalists voted unanimously to make changes to SEJ’s bylaws that would allow for a new student category and remove gendered language. These changes stem in part from discussions on SEJ listservs, which the board heard and recognized.
As per our bylaws, the vote passed the board with the required two-thirds majority.
The next step needed to enact these changes is for the ballot questions to receive affirmatives on two-thirds of the votes of members entitled to vote in the 2020 election.
"Climate migration in America is no longer about small, isolated communities pulling up stakes to avoid floods, wildfires or rising seas. Physically moving to reduce climate risk is becoming mainstream, experts say, even if climate migrants don't acknowledge warming as a driver of their relocation decisions."
"The oil and natural gas industry has a clear favorite in the 2020 presidential election: Republican Donald Trump."
"The nation's top energy regulators yesterday paved the way for states to incorporate a carbon tax into regional power markets in an unprecedented move that is garnering mixed reviews, including pushback from conservatives and progressive environmentalists."
"Wildfires leave behind more than scorched earth and destroyed homes: Rising smoke plumes can contain chemicals that disperse not only into the air but in soil, water, indoor dust, and even wildlife."
"Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release over one million tonnes of contaminated water into the sea, media reports said on Friday, with a formal announcement expected to be made later this month."
"Stoked by high winds, a wildfire burning for two months in northern Colorado exploded in size this week to surpass 167,000 acres, making it the largest blaze in state history, officials said on Thursday."
"Earth sweltered to a record hot September last month, with U.S. climate officials saying there’s nearly a two-to-one chance that 2020 will end up as the globe’s hottest year on record."