People & Population

Reporting on the Amazon Rainforest Highlights Accelerating Destruction

A prize-winning feature from the frontlines of the Amazon rainforest drew accolades in the Society of Environmental Journalists’ most recent awards contest. Judges said the “deeply reported account explains history and present-day politics through the lens of people whose voices are rarely heard in U.S. media.” Bloomberg investigative reporter Jessica Brice shares insights from the joint project, in the latest Inside Story Q&A.

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Canada Oil Sands Leak Heightens First Nations' Calls To Clean Up Tailings

"In early February, Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in northern Alberta started fielding calls from community members after the provincial regulator revealed toxic wastewater had been leaking for months from a tailings pond at Imperial Oil's Kearl oil sands mine."

Source: Reuters, 04/27/2023
May 9, 2023

The Solutions Project: 5th Annual Report on Climate Solutions Narrative Trends

Join The Solutions Project's Instagram Live conversation on the findings of its 5th annual report tracking the extent to which coverage of climate issues — including renewable energy, water, and food systems — focuses on equity, highlights community-led solutions, and features women as spokespeople. 3:00 p.m. ET.

May 31, 2023


Story Money Impact (SMI) invites applications until May 31, 2023 for the third edition of this program, which aims to support five completed documentary films that inspire action towards social and/or environmental justice issues in Canada. Choose one of two Zoom info sessions offered May 10 and May 19.


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.

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"The Giving Forest"

"Amid the sprawling farmlands of northeast Wisconsin, the Menominee forest feels like an elixir, and a marvel. Its trees press in, towering and close, softening the air, a dense emerald wilderness that’s home to wolves, bears, otters, warblers and hawks, and that shows little hint of human hands. Yet over the last 160 years, much of this forest has been chopped down and regrown nearly three times."

Source: NYTimes, 04/24/2023

"UN’s Weather Agency: 2022 Was Nasty, Deadly, Costly And Hot"


"Looking back at 2022's weather with months of analysis, the World Meteorological Organization said last year really was as bad as it seemed when people were muddling through it. And about as bad as it gets — until more warming kicks in."

Source: AP, 04/24/2023


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