Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose At ‘Alarming’ Rate Last Year, US Data Shows

"Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide – the greenhouse gases emitted by human activity that are the most significant contributors to global heating – continued to increase rapidly during 2022, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa)."

Source: Guardian, 04/07/2023
April 22, 2023

#SEJ2023 Plenary: Covering Gender and Environment Connections, at Home and Abroad

Join the livestream of this #SEJ2023 lunch plenary examining how can we accurately and sensitively cover the connections between climate and gender, and how they intersect in people’s lives, both here in the U.S. and abroad. Noon-2:00 p.m. MT.


CFCs Are Back on the Rise Following an International Ban, New Study Finds

"A U.S. chemical plant in Louisiana that produces a common refrigerant may be partly to blame for increased emissions of CFCs—chemicals thousands of times more potent at warming the planet than carbon dioxide."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/04/2023

"UAE Plans Huge Oil And Gas Expansion As It Hosts UN Climate Summit"

"The United Arab Emirates, which is hosting this year’s UN climate summit, has the third biggest net zero-busting plans for oil and gas expansion in the world, the Guardian can reveal. Its plans are surpassed only by Saudi Arabia and Qatar."

Source: Guardian, 04/04/2023

Florida Defamation Bills Could Signal Threat to First Amendment

For journalists of all stripes, the central pillar of libel law protecting them from damaging defamation suits is Times v. Sullivan. And while at least a couple of Supreme Court justices have indicated an openness to reevaluating the decades-old decision, WatchDog Opinion warns that the real risk to defamation protections may come in the form of legislation, such as from states like Florida.

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"Elderly Swiss Women Bring European Court's First Climate Case"

"Thousands of elderly Swiss women have joined forces in a groundbreaking case heard on Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights, arguing that their government's "woefully inadequate" efforts to fight global warming violate their human rights."

Source: Reuters, 03/30/2023


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