Study Says 2023’s Crazy Atlantic Ocean Heat Foretells Much Hotter World

"Off the charts “crazy” heat in the North Atlantic ocean and record-smashing Antarctic sea ice lows last year are far more severe than what Earth’s supposed to get with current warming levels. They are more like what happens at twice this amount of warming, a new study said."

Source: AP, 03/01/2024
March 20, 2024

SWCC Workshop: "To Build a Better Future, We Must First Imagine It."

Join queer science communicator and climate optimist Ive Velikova in this Science Writers & Communicators of Canada workshop exploring how to leverage the power of storytelling to motivate climate action in your community, drawing from storytelling traditions and speculative fiction genres. 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET.


Green Power Would Save Infant Lives, Help Millions Of Kids Breathe: Report

"The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and clean power could save infants’ lives and help millions of children breathe easier, according to new research from the American Lung Association."

Source: The Hill, 02/22/2024
March 3, 2024

DEADLINE: StoryReach U.S. Fellowships

The Pulitzer Center’s reporting and engagement lab seeks newsroom partners. The part-time, yearlong Fellowship emphasizes topics of health, science misinformation, marine fisheries and human rights, and provides up to $30,000 towards your reporting project. Deadline: Mar 3, 2024.


Ross Gelbspan, Author Who Probed Roots Of Climate Change Denial, Dies At 84

"Ross Gelbspan, a journalist and author who followed the money trail of climate change denial, exposing how the energy industry and lobbyists pushed narratives to counter overwhelming evidence that use of fossil fuels was driving global warming, died Jan. 27 at his home in Boston. He was 84."

Source: Washington Post, 02/20/2024

"HEATED: Challenging Objectivity In Climate Journalism"

"Climate change and environmental issues overlap both human rights and science, yet they’re sometimes debated in the mainstream as if they’re purely factual topics that must be devoid of human investment. For instance, to “call out the polluters for polluting” is sometimes deemed advocacy by both readers and editors, says Atkin, in explaining why she started her independent newsletter, HEATED."

Source: Mongabay, 02/19/2024

Will New EPA Policy Make It Easier To Interview Its Experts?

Environmental journalists commonly grouse about obstacles the press office at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency throws up when reporters want to talk to its scientists. Might a newly proposed scientific integrity policy help change that? The WatchDog Opinion column, which regularly joins in the censuring, says there’s a chance it could. But will it? Why the outlook is cloudy.

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Climate Scientist Mann Wins $1 Million Verdict Against Right-Wing Bloggers

"Michael Mann, a prominent climate scientist, won his long-standing legal battle against two right-wing bloggers who claimed that he manipulated data in his research and compared him to convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, a major victory for the outspoken researcher."

Source: Washington Post, 02/09/2024

The 'Cone Of Uncertainty' Is Changing For 2024 Hurricane Season. Here's Why

"The introduction of a new forecast track graphic in mid-August will do more than show the expected area where hurricanes and tropical storms may travel. It will also depict where wind watches and warnings are posted to better warn of dangers residents outside the cone are facing."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 02/08/2024


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