Houston Plays Host to First On-Site SEJ Conference Since 2019

Environmental journalists from around the country and beyond will gather in Houston later this month for the Society of Environmental Journalists’ 31st annual conference. Widely known as the energy capital of the world, this highly diverse city is an ideal place to drill down on the causes and consequences of climate change and other environmental issues of the day.

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Chicago Mayor Denies Permit To Scrap Shredder; Company Vows To Fight On

"Faced with an outcry from neighborhood activists, federal civil rights investigations and pressure from the Biden administration, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday blocked a clout-heavy scrap shredder from opening on Chicago’s Southeast Side."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 02/21/2022

EPA Shrugs After HuffPost Investigates Toxic Gulf Chemical Dump

"After a HuffPost investigation last year brought to light a vast, decades-old chemical dumping ground in the Gulf of Mexico, the Environmental Protection Agency has officially declared that the site is nothing to worry about ― without reviewing any recent scientific data or visiting the site."

Source: HuffPost, 02/16/2022
February 24, 2022

GIJN Webinar: Climate & Accountability — Investigating Methane Emissions

This Global Investigative Journalism Network webinar will bring together reporters and experts who will offer tools and techniques to identify specific methane emitters, find the data, look closely at measurement systems and research what companies and governments are doing to reduce methane emissions. 9:00 a.m. ET.


New U.N. Treaty Effort Could Cap Skyrocketing Plastics Production

"Negotiators from around the world will start work this month on a treaty to reduce plastic pollution, in what diplomats say is the most ambitious round of climate diplomacy since the 2015 Paris agreement that focuses on global warming."

Source: Washington Post, 02/09/2022

"Biden Plan To Spend $725M To Clean Up Abandoned Coal Mines"

"Nearly $725 million in federal funding is available this fiscal year to 22 states and the Navajo Nation for the reclamation of abandoned coal mines and cleanup of acid mine drainage, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Monday."

Source: AP, 02/08/2022


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