Environmental Studies

"Can the Greater Sage-Grouse Be Kept Off the Endangered Species List?"

"Warming and habitat loss diminished sage grouse populations 80 percent since 1965, putting them on the brink of an endangered listing. Western states, the federal government and energy and ranching interests are struggling to prevent that."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/18/2024

"Trump-Era EPA Meddled in PFAS Science, Agency Watchdog Finds"

"In the final days of the Trump administration, a political appointee at the EPA ordered a last-minute review of the hazards of a “forever chemical,” triggering delay, confusion, and significant changes to a nearly final work product, the agency’s inspector general found in a Friday report."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 06/17/2024

"World’s Top Banks ‘Greenwashing Their Role In Destruction Of The Amazon’"

"Five of the world’s biggest banks are “greenwashing” their role in the destruction of the Amazon, according to a report that indicates that their environmental and social guidelines fail to cover more than 70% of the rainforest."

Source: Guardian, 06/13/2024

"Climate Change Is Deadly. Exactly How Deadly?"

"Despite the growing danger from climate-driven disasters, there is no single, reliable count of who is dying as a result of extreme weather in the United States. For any given weather disaster, multiple government agencies publish independent — and often widely differing — death counts."

Source: NPR, 06/12/2024

Calif. Oil Town Chose Oil-Tied Firm to Review Impacts of a Drilling Permit

"Signal Hill Petroleum spent millions to overturn California’s landmark law protecting neighborhoods from oil drilling. Now it wants to drill dozens of new wells in a city established a century ago to avoid taxes on oil development."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/07/2024

"A Billionaire-Backed City Promises to Be a Green Urban Paradise"

"But it may not be what it appears"

"A plan to develop a new city northeast of San Francisco has been seven years in the making, but until recently, the details were largely kept under wraps. Now that the plans are public—and the proposal has garnered enough signatures to make it onto the November ballot for voter consideration—residents and activists are squaring off to defeat what the developers promise will be a kind of green urban paradise.

Source: Sierra, 06/05/2024
June 13, 2024

Mongabay Webinar: How to Cover Planetary Health

This installment of Mongabay’s free webinar series for journalists will explore important context, story ideas and key lines of inquiry for reporters covering environmental change in the Anthropocene, the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on nature. 9 pm UTC / 5 pm EDT.



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