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We're tracking stories inspired by or informed by our conference in Philadelphia. The stories don't have to be about Philly or Pennsylvania; they can be based on sources or ideas you got from being at the conference. It's critically important to SEJ to gather evidence on the impact of our work. Please help us to keep SEJ strong and share links, photos, copies of reporting generated or informed by this conference. Send your story links to Cindy MacDonald. It's never too late. Please send yours!

  1. "Opinion: We Must Face Down the Expanding Anti-Reality Industry," Scientific American, May 24, 2024, by Bryn Nelson.
  2. "Reporting on Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Communities," Great Lakes Echo (Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University), May 2, 2024, by Wajeeha Kamal.
  3. "Rural Reporting Needs Trust, Common Ground," Great Lakes Echo (Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University), May 1, 2024, by Amalia Medina.
  4. "Experts Give Insights on Effective, Ethical Environmental Reporting," Great Lakes Echo (Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University), April 30, 2024, by Shanelle Khalasawi.
  5. "Reporting on Local Food Systems," Great Lakes Echo (Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University), April 26, 2024, by Vladislava Sukhanovskaya.
  6. "Luis Joel Méndez González’s Field Notes," The Uproot Project, April 24, 2024.
  7. "Rethinking Environmental Journalism Education," Great Lakes Echo (Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University), April 24, 2024, by Shealyn Paulis.
  8. "Earth Week Underway As UN Committee Debates Plastics and Microplastics. Here's Why," USA TODAY, April 23, 2024, by Dinah Pulver.
  9. "Making Obscure Animals and Ecosystems Compelling Characters," Great Lakes Echo (Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University), April 23, 2024, by Ruth Thornton.
  10. "Covering Watershed Policy and Identity," Great Lakes Echo (Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University), April 22, 2024, by Kayla Nelsen.
  11. "Global Plastics Treaty Reaches Pivotal Moment With 4th Round of Talks," Gas Outlook, April 22, 2024, by Nicholas Cunningham.
  12. "Offshore Wind, a Potential Clean Energy Source for the East Coast, Slowly Takes Shape," The Allegheny Front, April 22, 2024, by Reid Frazier.
  13. "How’m I Doin’?" Delaware Currents, April 20, 2024, by Meg McGuire.
  14. "'What Are You Doing Now?' Finding Answers in a Year of Freelance Journalism," Kyle Bagenstose, April 19, 2024.
  15. "The EPA’s Efforts in Climate Action, Public Engagement and Earth Month Initiatives," Green Philly, April 18, 2024, by Julie Hancher.
  16. "SEJ Session/Tour: Breakfast, Books and Birds Brunch Closes Conference," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 18, 2024, by Sebastiana Lopez.
  17. "SEJ Mini-Tour: Journalists Hike Urban Wilderness on Wissahickon Valley Park Mini-Tour," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 18, 2024, by Shealyn Paulis. A version of this story was also posted on Great Lakes Echo.
  18. "SEJ Session: Climate Storytellers Need Care and Community," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 18, 2024, by Joshua Geaughan.
  19. "23 States Ask EPA To Halt Civil Rights Rules Regulating Pollution," Floodlight, April 17, 2024, by Mario Alejandro Ariza.
  20. "How To Be a Responsible Watchdog," Great Lakes Echo (Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University), April 17, 2024, by Anna Barnes.
  21. "Philly Steaks Out New Ground," SEJournal, April 17, 2024, by David Helvarg.
  22. "Allendale Reporter Represents Local Community at Environmental Journalism Conference," The People-Sentinel, April 16, 2024, by Elijah de Castro.
  23. "As Plastic Treaty Delegates Head to Canada, a Plea From the Arctic: Don’t Forget Vulnerable Indigenous Peoples," Inside Climate News, April 16, 2024, by James Bruggers.
  24. "Reporting the Environmental Impact of War," Great Lakes Echo (Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University), April 16, 2024, by Gabrielle Nelson.
  25. "Activists Helped Shut Down This Oil Refinery In Philadelphia. Now Locals Wonder What’s Next," CNN, April 15, 2024, by Rachel Ramirez.
  26. "SEJ Session: How To Cover Environmental Consequences of War: Humans First," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 15, 2024, by Anna Barnes.
  27. "SEJ Session: Panelists Call for Human-Centered Climate Migration Reporting," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 15, 2024, by Allison Beck.
  28. "SEJ Workshop: Combating Climate and Science Disinformation," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 14, 2024, by Lindsay Bowen.
  29. "SEJ Session: Making Whistleblower Stories Happen," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 14, 2024, by Wajeeha Kamal.
  30. "SEJ Session: Rural Reporting Depends on Trust, Finding Common Ground," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 14, 2024, by Amalia Medina.
  31. "SEJ Session: A Just Transition for Oil Towns — Community Knowledge and Collaboration Is Key," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 13, 2024, by Allison Beck.
  32. "SEJ Session: Making Obscure Animals and Ecosystems Compelling Main Characters," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 13, 2024, by Anna Pellegrini.
  33. "SEJ Session: Navigating the Path to Sustainable Food Systems," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 13, 2024, by Claire Kelley.
  34. "SEJ Workshop: Watersheds — Local Lessons, Collective Solutions," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 13, 2024, by R.J. Franceschini.
  35. "Problems With Heat Pumps Often Due To Poor Installation, Maintenance Issues," The Maine Monitor, April 12, 2024, by Annie Ropeik.
  36. "Coalescing: Environmental Journalists of Color," Richard Prince’s Journal-isms, April 11, 2024.
  37. "Big Oil Is Quietly Paying State Legal Officials To Kill Climate Litigation," Heated, April 11, 2024, by Arielle Samuelson and Emily Atkin.
  38. "How the Essential, Dirty Steel Industry Is Going Green," Canary Media, April 10, 2024, by Maria Gallucci.
  39. "Opinion: It’s Way Too Hard To Install This Climate-Friendly Appliance," Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2024, by Tony Barboza.
  40. "EPA Chief and Region 3 Administrator Talk Biofuels and Farm Visits," Lancaster Farming, April 9, 2024, by Dan Sullivan.
  41. "SEJ Tour: Delaware's ‘Holy Trinity’," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 9, 2024, by Joshua Geaughan.
  42. "The First All-Electric Tugboat in the US Is About To Launch," Canary Media, April 9, 2024, by Maria Gallucci.
  43. "Managing Watersheds As Communal Systems & More From #SEJ2024 in Philly," Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, April 9, 2024.
  44. "Congestion Pricing Architect Explains Thinking Behind Toll Structure," Crain's New York Business, April 8, 2024, by Caroline Spivack.
  45. "Federal Water Tap," Circle of Blue, April 8, 2024, by Brett Walton.
  46. "Penn Hosts Five-Day Conference For Environmental Journalists on Climate Change, Disinformation," The Daily Pennsylvanian, April 8, 2024, by Gabriel Huang.
  47. "SEJ Tour: Gap Over Future of Delaware Water Gap," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 8, 2024, by Anna Barnes and Shealyn Paulis.
  48. "GREET Decision in 'Very Near Future'," Red River Farm Network, April 7, 2024.
  49. "SEJ Tour: Unearthing Climate Change Challenges Along Delaware Bayshore," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 6, 2024, by Christa Young.
  50. "SEJ Tour: Revolutionary Raptors — Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Takes Journalists Birding Along the Appalachian Trail," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 6, 2024, by Daniel Schoenherr.
  51. "Regan Pledges ‘Robust’ EPA Rules Despite Legal Challenges, GOP Attacks," POLITICO, April 5, 2024, by Kelsey Tamborrino.
  52. "Shah Defends DOE Support for Carbon Capture, Hydrogen," POLITICO, April 5, 2024, by Gloria Gonzalez.
  53. "Five Major Issues for EPA and Farmers," Progressive Farmer / DTN, April 5, 2024, by Chris Clayton.
  54. "'Really Strong' Pollution Reduction Measure Planned for Louisiana, EPA Head Says," The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com, April 5, 2024, by Mark Schleifstein.
  55. "Regan Touts Strides Made With Journalists," Greenwire, April 5, 2024, by Kevin Bogardus.
  56. "EPA Head Regan Defends $20B Green Bank: 'I Feel Really Good About This Program'," The Associated Press, April 5, 2024, by Matthew Daly.
  57. "EPA’s Regan Sees Urgency in New Rules Despite Legal Headwinds," Bloomberg Law, April 5, 2024, by Bobby Magill.
  58. "SEJ Tour: From Farmbelt to Pinelands," #SEJ2024 Live Coverage, April 5, 2024, by Astrid Code and Ava Chatlosh.
  59. "The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Electric Grids: Debunking the Concerns," elblog.pl, April 5, 2024, by Kevin Topolsky.
  60. "AI’s Power Needs Not as Bad as Feared, Princeton Professor Says," Bloomberg News, April 4, 2024, by Michelle Ma.
  61. Release: "Experiencing Extreme Weather Predicts Support for Policies To Mitigate Effects of Climate Change," Reports and Proceedings, Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, EurekAlert! April 3, 2024 — announced during the Opening Program.
  62. "Hundreds of Environmental Journalists Are Coming to Philly To Learn How To Do Their Jobs Better," WHYY (Philadelphia), April 2, 2024, by Sophia Schmidt.
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