Thick algal bloom forming in Sandusky Bay, moving into open water


Curated News

The curated news page contains a roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. 

  • If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021
  • If you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 
  • If you are wondering about how climate change change was discussed as part of the television media coverage on the devastating Hurricane Ian, you might be interested in what Media Matters discovered as they explored that issue. 
  • To start with, the scientific facts: "Scientists have repeatedly warned that global warming is making storms like Ian stronger and wetter and even proved the extent to which human-caused warming has increased the damage caused by specific storms. Already, a study has suggested that Ian dumped 10% more rain than it would have otherwise due to climate change. Compounding the intensity of the storm are rising sea levels which multiply what can be the most dangerous aspect of storms on the coast: storm surge. 
  • With few exceptions, the relationship between our warming planet and the characteristics of Hurricane Ian were not part of national TV news coverage. MSNBC aired the most connections to climate among the cable networks, with 17, followed by CNN with 15. MSNBC and CNN combined aired 32 segments that mentioned climate change in relation to Hurricane Ian, or 4%. More on Fox News climate mentions below. “Media Matters explored the 57 hours of media coverage (including 1,020 segments) focused on Hurricane Ian between September 24-28 and found that only 4% of coverage connected the storm to climate change. Of the 46 times climate change was discussed, 7 of those mentions, all appearing on Fox News, were in the context of climate denial.

Thick algal bloom forming in Sandusky Bay, moving into open water

Lake Erie’s Sandusky Bay is already struggling with a species of toxin-producing algae, another sign that the rest of the lake’s western basin is likely ...
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Arsenic in bottled water prompts a product removal: How much is safe?

Consumer advocates support more consistent oversight of the bottled-water industry and say it should be regulated similarly to tap water.
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One Casualty of the Palm Oil Industry: An Orangutan Mother, Shot 74 Times – The New York Times

Indonesia has promised to stop clearing jungle for plantations. So why are endangered apes still on the front lines of the conservation battle?
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Climate change: May urges G20 to follow UK lead on CO2

World leaders reaffirm their commitment to tackling climate change after Theresa May urged them to do more.
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New EPA rule could expand number of Trump officials weighing in on FOIA requests

More political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could soon have the authority to weigh in on public information requests.
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The hidden consequences of New Mexico’s latest oil boom

Carlsbad residents are experiencing health impacts, but the science behind their woes lags behind the pace of drilling.
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As G-20 reaffirms fight against climate change, Trump again stands apart

By Brady Dennis
Leaders from the Group of 20 nations renewed their vow to take action to curb climate change on Saturday, as the United States once again stood apart and at odds with the rest of the…
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Beyond Debate: There’s Still Time

The post Beyond Debate: There’s Still Time appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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Europe is gripped by staggering heat wave as France experiences its hottest day

It comes as much of Europe, including Spain and Germany, sees record-breaking temperatures.
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Staying above water

A shocking report was released last June by top climate scientists warning that sea level rise could reach seven feet by 2100, more than double what was previously thought.
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