Courage and Caring — Documentary Celebrates Environmental Icon Stewart Udall

While the name of Stewart Udall, U.S. interior secretary through the tumultuous 1960s, may have faded from public memory, his influence on environmental policies is still felt today. Contributor Francesca Lyman shines the spotlight on a new documentary about Udall and his legacy, and talks with director John de Graaf about Udall’s insights and inspiration.

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April 6, 2024

#SEJ2024 Closing Plenary: Battling Disinformation, Fending Off Despair and Staying Relevant — What’s the Future for Environmental Journalism?

Join the livestream of the #SEJ2024 closing plenary exploring hoiw to combat the ever-present climate disinformation and consider evolving views on journalistic objectivity. We’ll consider how to cope with the feeling of despair, and at how some journalists and outlets have created new business models to fund their journalism. 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET.

April 3, 2024

#SEJ2024 Opening Program: Welcome to Philly!

Join the livestream of the #SEJ2024 opening program! We'll preview UPenn’s environmental-related research and efforts; showcase Philly, its foods and sports craziness; hear from the Philly Youth Poet Laureate and take a virtual artistic tour through the city’s amazing street murals and environmental justice history. We’ll also hear from our UPenn hosts and disinformation warriors — Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Michael Mann — who together have quite a story to tell about disinformation overwhelming our world and what we might be able to do about it. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET.

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Fast-Moving Solar Storm Triggered Beautiful Green And Purple Aurora

"Skywatchers reported beautiful green, purple and red auroras across Sunday skies in some locations in Europe, New Zealand and parts of the northern United States — at least for a little bit. The auroras, also known as the northern and southern lights, were triggered by the fastest-moving solar storm in at least five years, but dwindled as the geomagnetic activity quickly waned."

Source: Washington Post, 03/26/2024

Aruba Embraces Rights of Nature and Human Right to a Clean Environment

"Aruba’s government is moving to enshrine twin environmental rights in its constitution that would recognize that nature has inherent rights and also affirm a human right to a “clean, healthy and sustainable environment,” aligning the country’s government with a growing environmental movement that recognizes humans are interdependent with the natural world."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/26/2024

"Developing Nations' Booming Cement Demand May Drive Up CO2 Emissions"

"Innovation and policy changes are urgently required to tackle climate-warming emissions from the cement sector, with an infrastructure boom in developing countries set to drive up production for decades, a research group said on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 03/26/2024

"Reading The Ruins Of Amazon Fires, Scientists See Crisis Ahead"

"The Amazon is battling record early-year fires, fuelling fears of a worse climate crisis to come as blazes kill vegetation that is key to absorbing planet-warming carbon dioxide. Fanned by drought, high winds and human felling, the forest is suffering unprecedented fires this early in the year, satellite images show, with the dry season still to reach critical parts of the Amazon."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 03/26/2024


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