Nicole Makes Landfall In Florida As Hurricane With Surge, Winds, Flooding

"Nicole made landfall in Florida as a hurricane early Thursday and has now weakened to a tropical storm. Coastal flooding, strong winds, flooding rain and tornadoes are expected along the Southeast coast."

Source: Weather Channel, 11/10/2022
January 25, 2023 to January 27, 2023

Media Briefing on Plastics, Petrochemicals and Protecting Cultural Resources

Beyond Plastics, Inclusive Louisiana, the Descendants Project and Louisiana Bucket Brigade are hosting a media briefing in New Orleans for journalists on plastics, petrochemicals, environmental justice and protecting cultural resources. Includes a bus tour of "Cancer Alley." Lodging and meals included if you register by Dec 22.


Storm Nicole Poses Wind, Rain, Flood Threats To Florida, Southeast

"Subtropical Storm Nicole has formed in the Atlantic and is forecast to push toward the Bahamas, Florida and the Southeast this week. Strong winds, high surf, rip currents, coastal flooding, beach erosion and heavy rain are expected along parts of the Eastern Seaboard."

Source: Weather Channel, 11/07/2022

ESA Inaction Spells Trouble for an Iconic Grassland Bird

The lesser prairie-chicken is in dire need of protection, but a decision on listing it under the Endangered Species Act is months overdue. Environmental reporter Mike Smith looks at the causes and potential consequences of the bureaucratic delay and muses on whether this unique bird will go the way of its even more imperiled relative, the Attwater’s prairie-chicken.

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Could Biodiversity Be Bee’s Knees for Environmental Journalists This Fall?

While a global gathering on biodiversity this winter will be news in itself, enterprising reporters can also find many biodiversity stories in their own backyards. The latest TipSheet offers insight into the domestic U.S. battle over endangered species, with a tale of a Tennessee dam, and a better understanding of the biodiversity-habitat connection. Plus, story ideas and reporting resources.

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"‘It’s Like A Death:’ What It’s Like To Leave One Flood-Prone Community"

"SOCASTEE, S.C. — On the day she would finally move to higher ground, Terri Straka awoke in the neighborhood where she had lived for three decades, but a place steadily becoming less recognizable."

Source: Washington Post, 10/25/2022

"U.S. EPA Opens Civil Rights Probe Into Mississippi Capital's Water Crisis"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday opened an investigation into Mississippi state agencies to determine if they violated civil rights in the majority Black city of Jackson in the course of funding of the city's water infrastructure."

Source: Reuters, 10/21/2022

Ruling Could Bring Trials Against Oil Majors Over Louisiana Wetlands Damage

"A federal appeals court in New Orleans on Monday ordered a nine-year-old lawsuit filed against oil and gas companies over damage to Louisiana's wetlands to be returned to state court for trial, potentially clearing the way for at least 41 similar suits -- alleging billions of dollars in damages -- to also move forward."

Source:, 10/18/2022


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