Environmental Politics

Ocean and Climate Change Toolbox

Oceans and climate change intersect with many other issues, a crossover likely to be emphasized in the upcoming United Nations Ocean Conference and in future ocean-based climate discussions. This list of resources reflects some of that intersection in order to help environmental journalists better cover the field of “blue climate” solutions.

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EPA Leak on Problem Coal Ash Sites Could Yield Local Drinking Water Stories

Closure plans for more than 160 coal ash facilities crisscrossing the United States are under renewed scrutiny by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a newly leaked list. The latest TipSheet credits that leak with offering local environmental reporters story leads on potential drinking water pollution in their communities. Get the details, plus story ideas and reporting resources.

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Disappointing UN Climate Talks Leave 'Huge Task' For COP27 Egypt Summit

"A "disappointing" fortnight of U.N. talks in Bonn has left much work to be done just five months before a crucial climate summit, diplomats and analysts said, after negotiations failed to make concrete advances on efforts to tackle global warming."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 06/20/2022

Bank Group Accused Of Loopholes And ‘Greenwashing’ In Climate Pledge

"Banks that have signed up to a global climate pledge, led by Mark Carney, a former governor of the Bank of England, can still invest unlimited amounts in coal mining and coal power, despite promises to tighten the rules on their lending."

Source: Guardian, 06/16/2022

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