"If anything, the worst public health crisis in a century has brought our understanding of our planet, and our place in the fragile yet resilient web of life throughout it, into stark relief."
Journalism & Media
"The city of Jackson, Mississippi, has denied a TV station’s public records request for email about problems with the city water treatment system. WLBT-TV recently requested all city email related to the Environmental Protection Agency telling Jackson in March 2020 to bring its water treatment system into compliance with federal law."
The tale of a toxic wastewater pit menacing a Florida community is a story that could be told in communities around the nation. As the latest TipSheet warns, these waste sites can turn into ticking time bombs. But in reporting the story locally, the first thing to know is which of the many kinds of wastewater ponds to look for. Here’s a rundown.
A world of unique, foraged foods is at the heart of a new book, “Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, With a Guide to Plants and Recipes,” that also delves into what is being lost with large-scale farming. Our BookShelf reviewer Melody Kemp shares the joys and the worries recounted by the author, long-time SEJer Winifred Bird.
As part of the Society of Environmental Journalists’ new Climate Guide, we offer a primer to help reporters and editors not on the climate beat with the basic concepts that will help you not only cover a climate-related story, but to do it with real insight and thoughtful framing. For your consideration, six fundamental factors, from our Climate Overview “A Primer for the Perplexed.”
"A Trump administration political official delayed the publication of information about a chemical that has been linked to health issues – including cancer – in Illinois, an internal government watchdog said Thursday."