Efforts to discredit climate journalists are condemned

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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.

Efforts to discredit climate journalists are condemned

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is defending journalists who cover climate issues from attempts to discredit them. Specifically, it targets a report paid for by the government of the province of Alberta which is…
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Climate risk is about to reshape Wall Street

The US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank will now analyze the risk climate change poses to the financial system.
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Electric vehicles close to ‘tipping point’ of mass adoption

Sales increase 43% globally in 2020 as plunging battery costs mean the cars will soon be the cheapest vehicles to buy
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How the Intercontinental Slavery Museum in Mauritius Promotes Peace and Justice

A member of the museum’s board of directors shares his reflections and hopes for how it may help Mauritian society to come together.
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Progress made on crucial wildlife corridor connecting O.C. coast with Cleveland National Forest – Los Angeles Times

A corridor is being funded, designed and constructed by Great Park developer FivePoint Holdings, working alongside the environmental group Laguna Greenbelt.
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Tracking Biden’s environmental actions

By Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis and John Muyskens Photo: Anna Moneymaker, Pool, Getty
President Biden has placed climate change squarely at the center of his White House agenda, using his first hours in office to rejoin the Paris climate accord and begin overturning more than 100 environmental actions taken by…
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GM will sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2035

The move, one of the most ambitious in the auto industry, is a piece of a broader plan by the company to become carbon neutral by 2040.
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Baby lobsters may be adaptable to changes in Gulf of Maine, study shows

A team examined how post-larval lobsters' genes react to the effects of ocean warming, acidification and the combination of both.
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Michigan group helping to keep justice on the state’s environmental agenda

A year-old Michigan council created to advise Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration on environmental justice has helped steer the state’s climate and pandemic responses, members and other activists say, though some would like to see it…
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Indiana Republicans want to regulate universities’ clean energy investments

The proposal was attached to legislation to block cities from adopting policies to transition from natural gas heating.
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