"Spurred by renewed fears of the fabled “Big One” shattering the West Coast, the Obama administration on Tuesday promoted stronger earthquake-preparedness efforts as part of a first-of-its-kind White House summit."
Planning & Growth
IRE/NICAR's Liz Lucas and Andrew Kreighbaum provide a plethora of tips for using the NID database to cover infrastructure or breaking news involving one of the nation's >85,000 dams.
"Last weekend, representatives of 195 countries reached a landmark accord in Paris to lower planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. On Tuesday, local leaders in San Diego committed to making a city-size dent in the problem."
"As temperatures climb, so, too, will sea levels."
This new, mobile-friendly, digital guide from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, produced by longtime SEJ member Adam Glenn, features an extensive resource database and a series of backgrounders to help improve coverage of society’s preparation for the impacts of climate change.
"Power grids that work at a fraction of the scale of a traditional utility have gained support from banks and developers as a way to bring power to the 620 million people across Africa that lack access to electricity."
"In the disappearing rainforests of Indonesia, a 9-year-old boy copes with the trauma of eviction"