Companies to Inject Millions of Tons of CO2 Underground. Will It Stay Put?

"A new report highlights the risk 120,000 abandoned oil and gas wells pose to carbon dioxide storage in Louisiana, home to more proposals to pump the greenhouse gas underground than any other state." "With industry planning to inject tens of millions of tons annually, a looming question is whether the climate-warming gas will stay underground."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/22/2024

"Caribou Declines Causing Angst For Hunters Are Part Of Wider Trend"

"Alaska subsistence hunters struggling with caribou declines and lost hunting opportunities got a message at a gathering in Anchorage last week: They are not alone." "There are signs that climate change is depressing caribou numbers, and ongoing and proposed development could make recovery more difficult, experts say".

Source: Alaska Beacon, 03/21/2024

"World 'Losing The Battle' Against Electronic Waste, UN Finds"

"The world is losing the battle against electronic waste, a U.N. expert said on Wednesday, after a report found 62 million metric tons of mobile phones and devices were dumped on the planet in just one year - and this is expected to increase by a third by 2030."

Source: Reuters, 03/21/2024

Petrochemicals Are Killing Us, a New Report Warns in Top Medical Journal

"Use of petroleum-based chemicals skyrocketed during the postwar era, most of them entering the market with little concern for safety. Now, mounting evidence links petrochemicals to the rapidly rising prevalence of a slew of chronic and deadly conditions, a review published in the New England Journal of Medicine warned earlier this month."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/21/2024

"Oil Executives, Meeting in Texas, Cast Doubts on ‘Fantasy’ Energy Transition"

"To some, it felt like the oil executive blurted the quiet part out loud. “We should abandon the fantasy of phasing out oil and gas,” said Amin Nasser, head of what is, by far, the world’s biggest oil producer, Saudi Aramco."

Source: NYTimes, 03/20/2024

"Only 10 Countries Had Healthy Air Quality In 2023: Report"

"The average person can go up to two months without food, three days without water, but only a few minutes without air. Breathable air is essential to life. Yet a new analysis found that in 2023, only 10 countries and 9 per cent of global cities had air quality that met World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for harmful fine-particle, or PM2.5, pollution."

Source: Bloomberg, 03/20/2024
May 31, 2024

DEADLINE: NYU Stern Climate Economics Journalism Fellowship

This fellowship will bring a group of journalists to NYU Stern’s Greenwich Village campus, Sep 19-29, 2024, to learn from globally recognized experts in the emerging field of climate economics. Open to new and experienced journalists worldwide. Includes stipend and meals. Apply by May 31.

March 31, 2024

DEADLINE: UNESCO Call for Proposals — Photographs Covering Environmental Issues and Emergencies

UNESCO invites professional photographers from all over the world to send a sample of their best photographs reporting on environmental issues and emergencies. UNESCO will establish a contract with the photographers and purchase the selected photographs. Deadline: March 31, 2024. 

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