September 15, 2021

Countdown to COP26: What’s at Stake?

To help news coverage convey what’s at stake with the upcoming UN climate summit (COP26), Covering Climate Now and Climate Central are holding a series of briefings, for journalists only. The first briefing will provide background on the most relevant science, politics, justice and solutions issues. Noon-1:00 p.m. ET.

March 23, 2022 to March 25, 2022


SCIENCE TALK '22 is being planned as a hybrid conference, in-person and online, to take place in Portland, Oregon. The theme is Making Connections - The Many Arms of Science Communication.

Topics on the Beat: 

Fossil Fuel Industry Pitches Carbon Capture As Climate Cure. But Is It?

Carbon capture and storage technology has been around for years, but is being repositioned as a way to continue using fossil fuels in the face of climate change. Backgrounder takes a close look at how it works, its history and its politics. But even as the technology is taken up by Congress, the question is: Does the math add up?

SEJ Publication Types: 

EPA Falsifying Risk Assessments For Dangerous Chemicals: Whistleblowers

"Whistleblowers say the US Environmental Protection Agency has been falsifying dangerous new chemicals’ risk assessments in an effort to make the compounds appear safe and quickly approve them for commercial use."

Source: Guardian, 08/31/2021
September 1, 2021

SciLine Media Briefing on Wildfires: Climate Connections and Community Impacts

Learn how climate, vegetation and other factors play a role in wildfire activity; how forest managers can assess vulnerability, and increase resilience, to wildfires; and what scientists know about the health effects of proximity to wildfires. Scientific experts will brief reporters and take questions on the record. 3:00 p.m. ET.


"Group’s Allegations of Destroying Records Spur EPA Investigation"

"The EPA says it will fully investigate allegations from a public interest group that it illegally destroys the original versions of its internal communications and draft documents once they’re edited, according to an agency spokesman."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/30/2021


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