"The worldwide number of methane hot spots has soared 32 percent so far this year despite the economic slowdown, according to satellite imagery analyzed by a private data firm."
Hotter temperatures and strengthening winds raised wildfire risk in California and prompted power shutoffs.
"Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett called climate change 'a contentious matter' and declined to acknowledge the existence of the scientifically established phenomenon during the third day of her confirmation hearing."
The Native American Journalists Association's Guide offers a context checklist to consider when reporting on Indigenous communities: government, economy, geography, treaties, people and culture.
"Smalltail shark populations have declined by 90% in Brazil, and new research finds that overfishing has pushed the species perilously close to extinction."
"In 2010, the International Energy Agency called coal “the backbone of global electricity generation” in its outlook for the next decade of worldwide energy markets. On Tuesday, the Paris-based intergovernmental organization said renewables would make up 80% of new power generation by 2030, overtaking the fossil fuels that presently dominate electricity production."
"Lawyers for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine and state regulators urged the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday to defer to the judgment of the state Department of Natural Resources and reinstate three critical permits for the project."
"Prosecutions of environmental crimes have “plummeted” during the Trump administration, according to a new report."
"During the Democratic presidential primaries, James T. Kunz, who leads the operating engineers union in Western Pennsylvania, worried the party would choose a nominee determined to cripple the natural gas industry that has boosted the livelihoods of thousands of fellow Pennsylvanians."
Hello Board Members and general membership.
My name is Edwin Lake and I would like to formally declare myself a candidate for a seat on the Board of Directors for the Society of Environmental Journalists.
I have been freelancing environmental and food stories, working primarily with the Food and Environment Reporting Network for the last two years. I have been a working journalist for over twenty years.