Economy & Business

June 8, 2009 to June 12, 2009

Scientists and Journalists: Getting the Point Across

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is hosting its free Annual Public Lecture Series this week. The program will feature nationally renowned specialists in research, environmental economics and journalism.

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Pebble Exec Resigns After Being Caught On Tape Boasting Of His GOP Ties

"Mining executive Tom Collier, who boasted in secretly taped conversations that he had leveraged his ties to Republican officials to advance a controversial project in Alaska, resigned Wednesday."

Source: Washington Post, 09/24/2020
September 25, 2020

Scaling Climate Policies and New Financing for High Biodiversity Areas

Under2° Coalition/ The Climate Group, The State Government of Querétaro and Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda invite you to this online Climate Week NYC event, 10:00 a.m.-Noon ET. There will be Spanish/English interpretation channels available.

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"White House Docs: Trump Aides Pushed EPA for Fewer Methane Checks"

"EPA bowed to White House pressure during interagency review of an oil and gas emissions rule by reducing requirements for a segment of the natural gas supply chain to monitor and repair methane leaks."

Source: E&E News, 09/21/2020

"As Wildfires Rage, California Presses Insurers to Cut Rates"

"Faced with the twin climate crises of historic wildfires and spiraling insurance costs, California on Wednesday laid out new rules to make insurance more affordable in fire-prone areas. But the changes could backfire, experts say — pushing insurers to stop offering insurance in those areas and further imperiling communities on the front lines of climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 09/17/2020

‘The Power of Partnerships’ Helps Uncover America’s Energy Gamble

It took teams of journalists to produce an award-winning series of reports digging into environment and climate health effects of massive oil and natural gas production in the Southwestern United States. Our latest Inside Story talks with Jamie Smith Hopkins of the Center for Public Integrity about the benefits of reporting a big story jointly and the project’s sometimes surprising findings.

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