Environmental Health

February 23, 2023

Webinar: Journalist Briefing on the Climate-Development Nexus — Supporting Local Stories with Global Data

Drawdown Lift, a program of US NGO Project Drawdown, is hosting a briefing for reporters who cover the climate-development nexus in Africa and South Asia, including discussion of their report examining climate mitigation solutions that co-benefit humans and climate adaptation in low- and middle-income countries. 7am ET.


Koalas, Under Pressure From Wildfires and Development, Are Beloved But Undefended

The cuteness of the fuzzy koala appears not to be winning it special protection in its native Australia, despite dwindling numbers, per a new volume on the endangered marsupial. BookShelf contributor Melody Kemp offers praise for “Koala: A Natural History and an Uncertain Future,” with a review that begins amusingly with bodily functions but ends dispiritedly with yet more koala habitat lost to housing tracts and wildfire.

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"U.S. EPA Announces $1 Billion For New Hazardous Waste Cleanups"

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday announced 22 new sites that will benefit from $1 billion in funding from a program designed to remediate hazardous waste sites, such as landfills, mines and manufacturing facilities."

Source: Reuters, 02/13/2023

SEJ Panel Gauges Issues in the Works in the U.S. West

As part of our 2023 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment special report, we’ve got highlights from last week’s reporter panel on the year ahead, led by #SEJ2023 conference co-chair Tom Michael (pictured, left). The focus was largely on the U.S. West, where challenges abound over issues like equitable siting of renewable energy infrastructure, regulating natural gas, managing wildfires and addressing the health consequences of climate-driven heat waves. Read our account, plus check out the full 2023 Guide.

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"U.S. EPA Approves Hazardous Chemicals Removal From St. Croix Refinery"

"U.S. environmental regulators on Thursday conditionally approved plans for the owners of an idled refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands to remove chemicals that the watchdog argued present serious health consequences if accidentally released."

Source: Reuters, 02/10/2023


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