"The advocates say they are “appalled” by Maryland Energy Administration grants aimed at promoting and expanding natural gas infrastructure in the state."
All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.
"Hundreds of activists, among them Greta Thunberg, marched through the Swedish capital to a court Friday to file a lawsuit against the Swedish state for what they say is insufficient climate action."
The Department of Justice’s new regulations around reporter’s privilege — the protection of journalistic sources and notes — is a noteworthy advance. But the WatchDog Opinion column calls for more: a federal shield law that is less vulnerable to weakening by subsequent administrations. A take on the new regs, the state of current law and prospects for congressional action.
"Black people like nature, too. But you wouldn’t know it from looking at outdoor magazines — at least not before Outdoor Afro got started."
"It’s just one cable meant to bring electricity from an offshore wind farm to a former coal-burning power plant in southern New Jersey, but it symbolizes a big challenge facing the renewable energy industry."
As the economic impacts of climate change intensify, reporting on how individuals are affected, particularly in the Global South, is lagging. Veteran journalist Christine Spolar at The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting details a new initiative to encourage journalists to fill this gap. The story of recent grantees Bhasker Tripathi and Susan Schulman, who have tracked job losses and migrations tied to climate change in India and Iraq.
Journalists can use this online tool from Environment America and PIRG to track the growth of clean energy state-by-state for wind and solar energy; electric vehicle sales and charging ports; energy savings; and battery storage capacity. Data sources and methodology are provided.
"The United Nations says it is investigating allegations of misconduct by Egyptian police officers providing security at this year’s international climate talks."
"The road to COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh has been strewn with hurdles for global climate crisis activists, but Egyptian advocates have it worse".
"If international solidarity with climate victims falls short, litigation offers a vital but imperfect avenue for compensation".