Industry Figures Behind ‘Declaration Of Scientists’ Backing Meat Eating

"A public statement signed by more than 1,000 scientists in support of meat production and consumption has numerous links to the livestock industry, the Guardian can reveal. The statement has been used to target top EU officials against environmental and health policies and has been endorsed by the EU agriculture commissioner."

Source: Guardian, 10/30/2023

"UK Regulator Trying To Block Release Of Shell North Sea Documents"

"The UK’s oil and gas regulator is coming under fire from environmental groups for using lawyers to try to prevent the publication of five key documents relating to the environmental impact of Shell’s activities in the North Sea."

Source: Guardian, 10/27/2023
July 25, 2024

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‘I Got To Know The Wolf’: Spain’s Shepherds Learn To Live With Old Enemy

"In the pre-dawn darkness of Sierra de la Culebra, Zamora, Spain, a sudden howl pierces the cold. More join in, until the baying chorus echoes all around. As the sky begins to lighten, their shapes emerge: first the alpha male, and then the rest of the wolf pack, appearing in the twilight where light and darkness merge.

Source: Guardian, 10/23/2023
November 6, 2023 to November 10, 2023

Semana do Jornalismo de Ambiente 2023

Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (LPN) apresenta em 2023 a segunda edição da Semana do Jornalismo de Ambiente. O evento terá lugar nas tardes de 6 a 10 de novembro na Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, em Lisboa, Portugal.


Analysis: Why Is Britain Retreating From Global Leadership On Climate Action?

"While Britain has long been a leader in cutting emissions, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is now implementing a stunning reversal of climate-friendly policies, with new plans to “max out” oil production. Business leaders have joined environmentalists in condemning the moves."

Source: YaleE360, 10/19/2023

"Battling Desertification: Bringing Soil Back To Life In Semiarid Spain"

"Southeastern Spain is experiencing the northward advance of the Sahara Desert, leading to declining rainfall, soil degradation, and climate change-induced droughts, threatening agricultural lands that have been farmed for many centuries."

Source: Mongabay, 10/18/2023

Electric Vehicles Will Be Burning Rubber in 2024

As global sales of electric vehicles surge, the positive impact on climate change emissions could be a critical benefit. But as our Backgrounder points out, it’s not as simple as that. There are challenges with politics, tax laws, mineral access, related pollution regulations and union jobs. Get an overview of the issue, in this latest entry in our expanding 2024 Journalists’ Guide to Environment + Energy.

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October 6, 2023

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