Economy & Business

"Oil Spirals Below Zero in ‘Devastating Day’ for Global Industry"

"The day started like any other gloomy Monday in the oil market’s worst crisis in a generation. It ended with prices falling below zero, thrusting markets into a parallel universe where traders were willing to pay $40 a barrel just to get somebody to take crude off their hands."

Source: Bloomberg, 04/21/2020

Turmoil in World Oil Markets Tips Environmental Scales Too

The dramatic drop in demand for oil, driven by the shutdown of world economies by coronavirus, has meant a corresponding fall in prices. And that has profound environmental implications. But it’s a complicated dynamic to assess. Our Issue Backgrounder provides a look under the hood of Big Oil, and explains what it means for environment reporters. Plus, a Reporter’s Toolbox for tracking the data.

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April 24, 2020

Climate Change and Coronavirus Panel

The Princeton Environmental Activism Coalition's Zoom panel will ask tough questions and feature speakers Stephen Pacala, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology professor, Princeton University and co-director, Carbon Mitigation Initiative; Kian Mintz-Woo, Princeton's University Center for Human Values and the Princeton Environmental Institute; and SEJ president Meera Subramanian, independent journalist and Princeton's Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities.

April 27, 2020

COVID-19: Health, Science and Business Writers on Covering the Pandemic

The Power Shift Project will host a free webinar, 1:00-2:00 pm ET, with Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler debriefing leaders of journalism organizations whose members focus on health, science and the economic impact of COVID-19, now and in the future. Speakers include SEJ executive director Meaghan Parker and SEJ president Meera Subramanian.



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