Climate Change

February 12, 2018

DEADLINE: GroundTruth Project/WCAI Climate Change Reporting Fellowship

The GroundTruth Project and WCAI, the local NPR member station for the Cape, Islands and South Coast, invite applications for a new reporting fellowship that will explore how individuals and communities are coping with the realities of climate change. Two emerging journalists will report for six months in WCAI's newsroom in Woods Hole, MA. Deadline to apply is Feb 12.

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For 2018, Predicting Extreme Weather Disasters Not As Hard As You Think

Floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other human-caused disasters made 2017 a hard year to beat. But environmental journalists would do well to be prepared for 2018. This week's TipSheet explains why predicting weather-related disasters may not be as hard you think, and provides resources to get reporters ready. 

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In Trump Era, Author Ponders What TR Would Do

The environmental legacy of past presidents tells us much about the current White House, whose occupant author Douglas Brinkley calls "a used car salesman of the worst kind." In this "Between the Lines" Q&A, the historian talks about what we can learn from TR and FDR, the future of the environmental movement and the role of journalists.

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"Beyond Standing Rock: Environmental Justice Suffered Setbacks in 2017"

"Humvees with heavily armed county, state and federal agents rolled into what remained of the Oceti Sakowin protest camp in North Dakota in early 2017. With a U.S. Department of Homeland Security helicopter circling low overhead and heavy machinery preparing to topple anything in their path, the camp's last few holdouts torched their tipis and fled across the frozen Cannonball River to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/15/2018

"1.5 Degrees Warming and the Search for Climate Justice for the Poor"

"A far-reaching report being drafted by the United Nations' authoritative climate science panel explores in comprehensive detail the environmental justice, poverty and other human rights challenges facing the world as it pursues the urgent and daunting goals of the Paris Agreement."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/15/2018

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