Economy & Business

Chemical Industry Executive Nominated to Lead Consumer Watchdog Agency

"President Trump has tapped Nancy B. Beck, a former chemical industry executive, to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an independent federal agency charged with protecting the public against dangers like toxic substances in products."

Source: NY Times, 03/04/2020

‘TAP’ Into One-Stop Shop for Public Data

Newsroom resources may be tighter than ever, but accountability journalism just got a big boost. A guest Reporter’s Toolbox outlines a massive new database of databases collected by the Investigative Reporting Workshop. See how it can be used for your environmental reporting (such as to look up contributions by actor/activist Mark Ruffalo, pictured). Plus, pitch your own ideas for additional datasets.

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An A-to-Z Guide to Emerald Corridor Climate Impacts

In Part Two of our ongoing “Covering Your Climate: The Emerald Corridor” special report, we take a look at the impacts of climate change on the Pacific Northwest region — and how best to cover them. Our A-to-Z Guide explores 26 neglected angles and stories, plus resource links to get you started. And check out our inaugural backgrounder and watch in coming weeks for additional tipsheets and a toolbox.

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EPA Moves To Limit Financial Pressure on PFAS Makers Under Cleanup Law

"A proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would absolve the nation’s manufacturers of cancer-linked “forever chemicals” from broad financial responsibility for cleaning up their product as it leaches into the water supply across the country."

Source: The Hill, 02/24/2020

Climate Change Gets First Mention in G20 Finance Communique Of Trump Era

"Finance officials from the world’s 20 biggest economies (G20) on Sunday referenced climate change in their final communique for the first time in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, but stopped short of calling it a major risk to the economy."

Source: Reuters, 02/24/2020
March 24, 2020 to March 25, 2020

Green Maritime Forum

The third annual Green Maritime Forum in Hamburg, Germany will gather experts and specialists from shipowner companies, ports, maritime associations and service companies to discuss adopting the Maritime Industry’s most relevant subjects including developing decarbonisation strategies, clean technology and fuels’ development, as well as future opportunities to make the industry carbon neutral.

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