Climate Change

"Big Banks Make a Dangerous Bet on the World’s Growing Demand for Food"

"As global banking giants and investment firms vow to divest from polluting energy companies, they’re continuing to bankroll another major driver of the climate crisis: food and farming corporations that are responsible, directly or indirectly, for cutting down vast carbon-storing forests and spewing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/08/2021

Study Finds Wildfire Smoke Harms Humans More Than Pollution From Cars

"Tens of millions of Americans experienced at least a day last year shrouded in wildfire smoke. Entire cities were blanketed, in some cases for weeks, as unprecedented wildfires tore across the Western U.S., causing increases in hospitalizations for respiratory emergencies and concerns about people's longer-term health."

Source: NPR, 03/08/2021
March 12, 2021

Workshop: Climate Journalism Collaborations

Join Climate Central and the Center for Cooperative Media at 1:00 p.m. ET for a discussion with journalism professionals on the benefits and risks of collaborating and explain its recent growth, with a special focus on climate change coverage. You’ll hear about best practices for designing projects, selecting partners and managing the work. Includes live Q&A.

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March 17, 2021

DEADLINE: IJNR Ocean + Climate Workshop Series

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources is offering four free regionally focused virtual workshops over the course of 2021, designed to help journalists explore ocean issues that are underreported in popular media. Deadline for Workshop #1, Southeastern U.S. on Mar 31-Apr 1, is Mar 17.

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"More Than 50 Companies Have Vowed To Be Carbon-Neutral By 2040"

"There is a quickening rhythm of corporations with big carbon footprints pledging action to combat climate change. And their cascade of splashy announcements spans the worlds of retailing, technology and delivery services. Yet even the prodigious voluntary steps by a portion of the corporate world so far lack the speed, scale or scientific know-how needed to move the thermometer of the warming planet in the right direction."

Source: Washington Post, 03/05/2021

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