Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

First Genetically Modified Trees Have Been Planted in a U.S. Forest

"On Monday, in a low-lying tract of southern Georgia’s pine belt, a half-dozen workers planted row upon row of twig-like poplar trees. These weren’t just any trees, though: Some of the seedlings being nestled into the soggy soil had been genetically engineered to grow wood at turbocharged rates while slurping up carbon dioxide from the air."

Source: NYTimes, 02/17/2023

#SEJSpotlight: Bobby Magill, Reporter, Bloomberg Law

Meet SEJ member Bobby Magill! Bobby is a journalist covering water, public lands and the Interior Department for Bloomberg Law in Washington, D.C. His work focuses on climate change and legal battles over the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, water supplies, oil and gas leasing, endangered species and other federal lands issues.


"Poor Nations Seek To Go Green With Debt Swaps"

"With many developing nations facing a triple whammy of rising debt loads, climate change and nature loss, conservationists say the answer could lie with a financial instrument enabling them to tackle all three at once: "debt-for-environment swaps".

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 02/16/2023
March 2, 2023

Webinar: How to Cover Great Apes

Are you looking for expert opinions on the issues facing mountain gorillas? Are you interested in learning how to better cover critically endangered orangutans? Or story ideas and advice to sharpen your reporting? On March 2, 11:00 a.m. EST, you're invited to join Mongabay for the next installment in their free webinar series.


"Climate Change May Already Be Spreading Malaria Mosquitos"

"As temperatures rise, many tropical species once confined to the warmest parts of the globe are expected to climb to higher altitudes and creep farther from the equator. That already may be happening with mosquitoes carrying malaria, one of the world’s most devastating diseases and one that already kills more than 600,000 people a year."

Source: Washington Post, 02/15/2023


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