Environmental Studies

Ohio Legislature Mulls Bill That Would Restrict College Discussions of Climate

"“You can say gravity isn't true, but if you step off the cliff, you’re going down,” says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about restrictions on teaching."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/01/2023

Earth Is ‘Really Quite Sick Now’ And In Danger Zone Many Ways: Study

"Earth has pushed past seven out of eight scientifically established safety limits and into “the danger zone,” not just for an overheating planet that’s losing its natural areas, but for the well-being of people living on it, according to a new study."

Source: AP, 06/01/2023

"Land Around The U.S. Is Sinking. Here Are Some Of The Fastest Areas."

"Imagine Earth’s surface is like a stack of pancakes. The pancakes, or layers of soil and rocks, may appear fairly evenly stacked and fluffy. Over time though, the stack can become compressed, thinner and shorter. Scientists observe this downward motion of land, called land subsidence, across the planet."

Source: Washington Post, 05/31/2023

Court Delivers Blow To Wetlands Protections In Win For Idaho Landowners

"The Supreme Court on Thursday significantly weakened a landmark water pollution law by ruling that an Idaho couple's property does not include wetlands subject to federal oversight under the law."

Source: NBC News, 05/26/2023

Oak Flat: "Biden Admin Hits Pause On Ariz. Copper Mine"

"The Biden administration has paused finalizing an environmental impact statement for a controversial copper mine in Arizona in order to meet with opposing tribes and review the Forest Service’s consultation."

Source: E&E News, 05/23/2023

Ex-Federal Officials Slam WHO For Misleading Guidance On ‘Forever Chemicals’

"The World Health Organization’s (WHO) draft drinking water guidelines for “forever chemicals” disregard best available science and require extensive revisions, two former federal officials argued in a new position paper."

Source: The Hill, 04/27/2023

Reporters Can Address Uncertainty Over Local Risk of Rising Seas

U.S. coastal counties are home to 127 million people, making the risk to life and property of flooding from sea level rise a serious one. But how great that risk is varies widely from place to place. So the latest TipSheet makes the case for environmental journalists to explain the local reality to their audiences. Get context, story ideas and resources to do just that.

SEJ Publication Types: 
Visibility: 

"Greenland's Melting Ice Could Be Changing Our Oceans. Just Ask The Whales"

"When North Atlantic right whales went missing from waters in the Gulf of Maine, it was a red flag. With only about 340 animals left, the species is at risk of extinction. ... Now, scientists are linking that to deeper shifts in the ocean, brought on by climate change."

Source: NPR, 04/18/2023

"Scientists Say Mine Plan Claiming No Swamp Harm Has Errors"

"Scientists for the federal government say documents that Georgia state regulators relied upon to conclude a proposed mine won’t harm the nearby Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge contain technical errors and “critical shortcomings” that render them unreliable."

Source: AP, 03/24/2023

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Environmental Studies