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The fall of Trump propels the climate story into a decisive new era

Donald Trump's defeat in the US presidential election is the biggest development in the climate story in years, if only because it means that the story might not have a hellish ending after all.

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Journalism’s Gates keepers

As philanthropists increasingly fill in the funding gaps at news organizations—a role that is almost certain to expand in the media downturn following the coronavirus pandemic—an underexamined worry is how this will affect the ways newsrooms report on their benefactors. Nowhere does this concern loom larger than with the Gates Foundation.

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Climate

Good grief

In college, my professors taught me that journalism played an essential role in democracy by helping voters make informed decisions. Reporting meant making an impact. So when I was job-hunting and I saw an open position on the climate beat, it seemed like an ideal opportunity to make a difference.

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In the Air

China’s environmental journalists must withstand an insidious system that is at once supportive and oppressive

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Climate

Silence of the climate watchdogs

The focus on the coronavirus has distracted the press from its watchdog function on other matters of public importance, including the climate crisis.

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For many reporters covering climate, population remains the elephant in the room

Why aren't more journalists talking about human population in proportion to the climate impact that it can have?

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A new commitment to covering the climate story

“Can we tell the story so people get it?" That's the mission TV newsman Bill Moyers urged at the launch of Covering Climate Now, a project aimed at breaking the climate silence that has long prevailed within too much of the news media.

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The climate crisis is a story for every beat

Ten years ago, climate journalist Brian Kahn watched coverage of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. At the time, the momentum seemed unstoppable. There were negotiations over a global framework for tackling climate change. Climate scientists' conclusions in reports leading up to the meeting were stark and urgent. \

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Covering climate change through an olive grower’s eyes

Extreme heat in California, Siberian frost in Italy, drought in Australia. Olive Oil Times's 2018 harvest survey, for which the trade publication polled thousands of olive growers in dozens of countries, reads like a summary of the manifestations of climate change around the world.

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Yes, Hurricane Michael is a climate change story

The ferocity of Hurricane Michael came into view on Thursday as images of devastation filtered out of the Florida panhandle. Stories on the storm's trail of ruin appear on the front pages of today's New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. In a helicopter above Mexico City, Florida, CNN's Brooke Baldwin captured footage.

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How The Weather Channel became an investigative powerhouse

When Neil Katz took over The Weather Channel's digital newsroom in 2012, the company was using its website, weather.com, primarily as a spot to post short television clips.

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At Climate Feedback, scientists encourage better science reporting. But who is listening?

Since ClimateFeedback.org launched in March 2015, the site has assessed the scientific credibility of more than 90 climate change stories.

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The victims of fake news

Conspiracy theories thrive online, but their consequences are real. Just ask these people.

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Science’s fallen hero

Meet Thomas Midgley, Jr., who solved science problems by making bigger ones.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

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