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"A Second Trump Presidency Would Target IEA's Green Focus, Advisers Say"

"Donald Trump would likely push to replace the head of the International Energy Agency if he wins the U.S. presidential election to shift the energy watchdog's focus back to maximizing fossil fuel output instead of fighting climate change, according to people familiar with the matter."

Source: Reuters, 05/20/2024
June 2, 2024

DC SEJ Happy Hour

SEJ DC-area members who met at this year's SEJ conference in Philadelphia are planning an environmental journalist happy hour. Non-SEJ environmental journalist friends are also welcome. The gathering is at 4:00 p.m. at the Midlands Beer Garden in Petworth/Columbia Heights. 

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May 23, 2024

Unsung (Climate) Hero: The Business Case for Curbing Methane

This Project Drawdown webinar will explore the business case for methane reduction, which would require humans to invest billions, change policies, transform practices and change personal consumption. But doing so could return far more in both climate and financial gains. 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data Helps Tell the Climate Story

A massive data set that tracks greenhouse gas emissions in the United States is now newly updated, and the latest Reporter’s Toolbox calls it essential for informed reporting on U.S. climate policy. Its three decades-plus of measurements can help journalists track big emitters near them and from a variety of major sources ranging from landfill methane to industrial polluters.

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July 12, 2024

DEADLINE: LaunchPad Fellowship for NextGen Journalists

This nine-month Renaissance Journalism fellowship is designed for early-career journalists from all media platforms who have the skills, expertise and desire to tackle an ambitious in-depth reporting/storytelling project on a critical social justice issue facing the U.S. $5,000 stipend and mentorship. Apply by Jul 12, 2024.

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Swallow, Swift And House Martin Populations Have Nearly Halved: UK Survey

"Swallows, swifts and house martins were once a common sight over UK towns and cities, dextrously catching insects on the wing. But these spring and summer visitors are becoming increasingly rare, according to the definitive survey of the country’s birds."

Source: Guardian, 05/17/2024

Newsom Calls Trump Bid For $1 Billion From Oil Industry ‘Open Corruption’

"California Governor Gavin Newsom called former President Donald Trump's request for $1 billion from the oil industry to support his reelection campaign "open corruption." Newsom, a Democrat, made the accusation in a speech Thursday at the Vatican Climate Summit, where he addressed other governors, mayors and civic and faith leaders from around the world."

Source: Courthouse News, 05/17/2024

"Fatal Heat Waves Are Testing India's Ability To Protect 1.4 Billion People"

"In scorching heat on a busy Kolkata street last month, commuters sought refuge inside a glass-walled bus shelter where two air conditioners churned around stifling air. Those inside were visibly sweating, dabbing at their foreheads in sauna-like temperatures that were scarcely cooler than out in the open."

Source: Bloomberg, 05/17/2024

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