Climate Change

What Makes Communities More Survivable in Extreme Heat Events?

When heat waves hit your area, as they did for much of the United States in June, local responses can (and should) go well beyond individual behaviors to address broader area actions — from cool pavements to urban trees. For environmental journalists, that means community-level heat response is an important climate story angle. TipSheet explains, then offers a dozen story ideas, along with reporting resources.

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September 1, 2024

DEADLINE: Climate Change and Labour Film Grant

The Pulitzer Center, the Financial Times and One World Media seek an experienced filmmaker who wants to explore, through a short documentary, how climate change is affecting lives and work in the global south. Receive funding, commission, global promotion, mentoring and more. Deadline is Sep 1, 2024.

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"Four In Five People Want Stronger Climate Action, Says UNDP Survey"

"Four in five people want their governments to take stronger action to tackle climate change, according to a United Nations survey. The UN Development Programme (UNDP), which published the poll on Thursday, said that 72 per cent of people across the 77 countries surveyed said they supported a quick transition from fossil fuels to clean energy."

Source: Business Standard, 06/21/2024

"A Key Court Ruling Could Weaken U.S. Environmental Protections"

"The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether to overturn the Chevron doctrine, a landmark precedent that has stood for 40 years. Scrapping the doctrine could have major impacts on regulation in such areas as pollution, climate change, and endangered species."

Source: YaleE360, 06/20/2024

Hundreds Died Amid Heat During This Year’s Hajj In Saudi Arabia: Officials

"Hundreds of people died during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced intense high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom, officials said Wednesday as people tried to claim their loved ones’ bodies."

Source: AP, 06/20/2024

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