USGS report documents occurrence of nearly 270 contaminants in U.S. surface water and treated drinking water supplies for nine water systems.
Dramatic blooms of algae are choking the Chesapeake Bay and killing crabs and fish.
Nine people are presumed dead in the crash of a helicopter fighting wildfire in Northern California.
The Society of Environmental Journalists has tapped former long-time associate board member Meaghan Parker as its new executive director, following a nearly six-month-long search. Parker, praised by SEJ President Bobby Magill for her experience, vision and commitment to environmental journalism, will take on the post on Sept. 17.
When it comes to nosing out the real “fake news,” reporters who cover environment, health and science have a long history of unmasking hype, misinformation and propaganda. The latest EJ Academy shares a new initiative to teach budding journalism and science students together, so they can be advocates for science and information literacy.
Smart coverage of the ongoing hurricane season means reporting not just people stories, but numbers stories too. This week’s TipSheet explains and offers half a dozen metrics, including pressure, width, surge and rainfall, to better track these extreme storms. Plus, should there be a “Category 6?”
Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. They connect thousands of journalists from 135 countries to seek and offer help, whether in the form of local advice, story collaboration or accommodation. And they award cash in two categories for the annual #HostwriterPrize.
Environment America used >5,000 data points from more than a dozen sources to create this map for journalists, policymakers and citizens to pinpoint pollution sources and other threats to this important water source for drinking, wildlife and recreation.
The presence of a new acting administrator at EPA in the wake of Scott Pruitt’s resignation may mean a change in tone and a renewed openness for journalists covering the agency. But it doesn’t appear to mean different policy approaches. This week’s TipSheet reports on the early days of former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler’s command, with a roundup of coverage and angles to watch.
Explore America's rivers, coasts and shores. Dive into waterways and waterway data with FishViews' virtual reality tours comprising high-resolution, water-level imagery. Share the tour links with your audience.