July 30, 2024

SEJ Webinar: The Heat Is Killing Us – Data for Journalists Covering Climate Change and Gun Violence

This training, co-hosted by SEJ and the Maynard Institute, will provide reporters with access to exclusive local data on the amount of gun violence linked to extreme heat in 100 US cities. Learn how to report on and analyze local data on this national/global issue; and craft solutions-oriented coverage of climate change. 3:00 p.m. ET.


BP-Owned Firm Selling Carbon Credits On Trees That Aren’t In Danger: Study

"Some forest carbon offsets sold by the biggest offsetting company in the United States offer little or no benefit to the climate, a satellite analysis has found."

Source: Floodlight/SourceMaterial, 07/12/2024

Nike Pledged To Shrink Carbon Footprint. It Just Slashed The Staff To Do That

"Since December, Nike has lost about 30% of employees who worked primarily on sustainability initiatives, due to layoffs, voluntary departures or transfers to other duties. Already, the company was missing its targets for reducing emissions."

Source: ProPublica/Oregonian, 07/12/2024

"Trump Return Could See Climate Progress ‘Unraveled,’ Sally Jewell Says"

"Sally Jewell, who served as US Interior secretary from 2013 to 2017, said the climate stakes of the election in November “could not be higher” and that she’s “really afraid for the future of our planet” should former President Donald Trump return to the White House."

Source: Bloomberg, 07/12/2024
July 12, 2024 to July 19, 2024

3-Day Virtual Conference and Sharing Circle on Indigenous Languages in the Times of Climate Change

This conference, a joint effort between the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria BC, the Department of Sociology at the Toronto Metropolitan University and Cultural Survival, aims to engage in a focused discussion about the impacts of climate change on the state of Indigenous languages.

July 14, 2024

IWMF Kari Howard Fund for Narrative Journalism

The International Women's Media Foundation administers this fund in memory of "storytelling editor" Kari Howard, awarding annual grants supporting compelling human stories globally. Deadline is Jul 14, 2024.

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Azerbaijan Plans Climate Fund After Pushback On Fossil-Fuel Levy: Source

"Azerbaijan, host of this year's U.N. COP29 climate summit, has scrapped plans to propose a levy on fossil-fuel producers to raise climate-change funding, and instead aims to launch a new fund at the summit for green investments in poorer countries, a senior COP29 source said."

Source: Reuters, 07/11/2024

"Record Heat Engulfs Both U.S. Coasts"

"A record-breaking heat wave across the Western U.S. that’s been checking all the key boxes — intensity, duration, and geographic spread — may just be the opening scene of the worst kind of summer blockbuster, one that’s spreading nationwide."

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 07/10/2024


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