If you follow the science, climate change is a very real, and potentially very disruptive, influence on just about every human activity. And while climate change journalism has been making huge strides in continuing to bring this huge issue of global warming to light, even amidst a heavy skeptic/denier presence in some sectors of the
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Since we had plenty of news last Friday and I was heading out of town, I decided to leave our weekly roundup of global weirding and environmental news (that we didn’t already cover) to Monday. Here’s the global weirding portion. Climate: Student Reporters Take on Climate Change and Security Coincidences abound—just after posting an item
EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education nonprofit, recently announced the launching of its first STREAM (STudents Reporting Environmental Action through Media) youth citizen journalist bureau, which will be located in the Gulf region. STREAM will kick-off with a training workshop in New Orleans on December 1-2, 2010. EarthEco International writes this about STREAM: Unveiled this September at the Clinton
Kieth Olbermann, MSNBC’s top-rated talking head, has been suspended indefinitely. Politico broke the story today that Olbermann had donated to three Democratic Congressional candidates. Olbermann has been a rare friend of progressive and environmental causes in a cable news climate dominated by conservatives and large corporations. Read the full story at our sister-blog, RedGreenAndBlue.
Talk about ridiculous. After asking Alaska GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller a tough question at a press conference, the candidate’s private security guards handcuffed and “arrested” a progressive blogger, editor of the website Alaska Dispatch. The Anchorage Daily News, reporting on the incident, wrote: The editor of the Alaska Dispatch website was arrested by U.S.
Have you ever felt like US and British media are doing an extremely poor job of covering climate change. You know we have. A former BBC correspondent recently gave us a good insider’s perspective on why this is the case, as well as letting us know that it isn’t expected to get much better. Mark
This isn’t breaking news, but Change.org has a great piece (via the Atlantic) on the story of a young, idealistic journalist who was offered the opportunity to be paid a mint ($20k) to take a dream trip through indigenous parts of Ecuador, and turned it down when she realized she was essentially being recruited as
Sealers wielding clubs for the purpose of killing seals attacked two journalists, one from the UK and one from South Africa, who were filming the brutal Namibian seal cull last week. The journalists were then arrested and jailed at the Henties Bay Police Station in Namibia, and their camera and video was confiscated by authorities.