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"Oil Companies Are Spending Billions on PR – But Are They Winning?"

"America’s oil companies are trying to rebrand themselves as part of the solution to the climate crisis, launching a campaign to counter top Democrats’ proposals to rapidly cut pollution from the power plants and cars that run on the industry’s petroleum and natural gas."

Source: Guardian, 01/08/2020

Climate, Environment Sure To Reverberate in 2020 Elections

This election year, environmental issues like climate change may well break the pattern of past campaigns, where they seemed to recede as voting approached. Our latest entry in our “2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment” explains how green politics may shape both national and state/local races in the months to come, and provides resources for reporters to track that rapidly changing landscape.

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Fostering SEJ’s New Era of Leadership

As the Society of Environmental Journalists prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the organization’s newly appointed president offers a rundown of the SEJ’s wide-ranging activities — from conferences and awards to grants, strategic plans and diversity efforts — and calls on members to join in the good work. Get a bird’s-eye view from Meera Subramanian in the latest SEJ President’s Report.

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2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

From Australia to the Arctic to your neighborhood, environment and energy news is already heating up as 2020 kicks off — and the election promises to add fuel to the fire. On January 24, attendees got a head start on the year's top stories at SEJ's 8th annual "Journalists' Guide to Energy & Environment" at the National Geographic Society's auditorium in Washington, DC. Watch the video recording here.

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“Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle To Save the Florida Panther”

Sometimes in the face of bad news, it can help to laugh a little. That’s what award-winning environmental writer Craig Pittman may help readers do with his new dispatch from the Sunshine State. Our latest BookShelf reviews Pittman’s upcoming witty, truth-telling volume,“Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle To Save the Florida Panther.”

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January 31, 2020

DEADLINE: Mountain West Travel Grants

The Solutions Journalism Network offers travel grants of up to $750 to journalists and news organizations based in the Mountain West (Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico) to report on solutions outside their own community. Next deadline: Jan 31, 2020.

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What’s Behind Big Oil’s Promises of Emissions Cuts? Lots of Wiggle Room

"The oil and gas industry seems to have entered a state of cognitive dissonance. Like never before, energy companies are publicly acknowledging the threat posed by climate change and the need for society to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, oil and gas production in the U.S. and globally continues to soar."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/03/2020

Reporting in Indigenous Communities

Duncan McCue, a reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, created this online educational guide to assist journalists who report in Indigenous communities. Find out how to research and pitch stories, and gather information for and present these stories.

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