"On certain nights, behind some of your favorite restaurants, roving groups of dog owners set their posse of pooches loose on urban rodents".
The Sitka Foundation, in partnership with the Science Media Centre of Canada, invites applications from journalists worldwide for one of 10 grants to support reporting and writing or broadcast stories about biodiversity issues in British Columbia. Deadline is Nov 1, 2023.
"Pumped storage hydropower is the greenest renewable energy technology for large-scale energy storage, a new study suggests."
"The plant will inject 500,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the ground each year – but is it just greenwashing from big oil?"
"Series sponsored by organisations including coal and gas companies features ‘incorrect’ claims on ‘green gas’ and context missing on carbon capture technology".
"A looming auto industry strike could test the president’s commitment to making electric vehicles a source of well-paying union jobs."
"Registered dietitians are being paid to post videos that promote diet soda, sugar and supplements on Instagram and TikTok".
"Expanded development on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, viewed as a climate refuge, is encroaching on prime wildlife habitat. As big cats find it harder to avoid people, many are winding up dead."
"A new study from the World Bank tallies the staggering worldwide toll: 5.5 million deaths from heart diseases because of exposure to lead in 2019 alone." "Contamination from battery recyclers, tainted cookware, and fertilizers could be contributing to the health crisis."
"California lawmakers have passed a bill that would require large U.S.-based companies doing business in the Golden State to publicly disclose their annual greenhouse gas emissions — the first such requirement in the nation."