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November 24, 2020

SEJ Webinar: Post-Election Reality Check — A Green Recovery for All?

With the 2020 election results in, environmental journalists want to know what’s on the agenda for the next four years. Join us Nov 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET for an #SEJ2020 webinar for journalists seeking to report on the connections between climate, COVID-19 and the economy.

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For Waste Industry, PFAS Disposal Leads to Controversy, Regulation, Mounting Costs

The toxic compounds known as PFAS are causing a crisis in the waste and recycling industry, which faces mounting regulation and litigation over handling its presence in the waste stream. One reporter on the PFAS front lines explains the industry’s dilemma, as well as the challenges of covering the story and how a financial prism led to important insights into industry’s response.

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November 19, 2020

The Invisibility of Indigenous COVID-19 Data Virtual Roundtable

NYC, LA nor Chicago explicitly include Native Americans in the breakdowns of their COVID-19 data. This continues the "invisibility" of these communities that were already at risk. How do journalists navigate these barriers to ensure inclusive, contextual and responsible coverage of Indigenous people and communities? Hosted by the Native American Journalists Association, 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Even Without Senate, Biden Can Still Do Much To Fight Climate Change

What will a Biden presidency mean for climate and environmental policy if it’s facing the prospect of a GOP-controlled Senate? Quite a bit actually. The latest Backgrounder examines a range of executive actions that the Biden White House could take on energy and the environment. Plus, a look at what’s possible through independent agencies and, yes, bipartisan legislation. But there are a lot of powerful climate actions a Biden administration could take — by executive action alone. Also see headlines on the topic from EJ Today.

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Biden Announces Covid Task Force Made Up Of Physicians And Experts

"President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced the members of his coronavirus task force, a group made up entirely of doctors and health experts, signaling his intent to seek a science-based approach to bring the raging pandemic under control."

Source: Washington Post, 11/09/2020

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