National (U.S.)

6 Governors Tell Biden Offshore Wind Projects Need US Help To Get Built

"Offshore wind projects need more federal funding and planning assistance to ensure they get built, the Democratic governors of six northeastern states told the Biden administration, warning that a cornerstone of the climate change fight could be in jeopardy."

Source: AP, 09/18/2023

"States Are Criminalizing Environmental Protest"

"Since the Dakota Access Pipeline conflict, 17 states have passed laws aimed at restricting protests, according to the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). Much of that legislation is aimed specifically at environmental protests, raising the penalties for gatherings that take place on "critical infrastructure" sites like pipelines."

Source: Sierra, 09/18/2023

"Biden to Target Industrial Pollution in a 2nd Term, If He Gets One"

"If President Biden wins a second term, his climate policies would take aim at steel and cement plants, factories and oil refineries — heavily polluting industries that have never before had to rein in their heat-trapping greenhouse gases."

Source: NYTimes, 09/18/2023

Climate Protesters Around Globe Sharpen Their Message and Head to New York

"Tens of thousands of people, including students, retirees, scientists, politicians and celebrities, filled the streets of Midtown Manhattan on Sunday to demand that world leaders quickly pivot away from the fossil fuels that are dangerously heating up the planet."

Source: NYTimes, 09/18/2023

Calif. Lawsuit Says Oil Giants Deceived Public On Climate, Seeks Damages

"The state of California filed a lawsuit against some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, claiming they deceived the public about the risks of fossil fuels now faulted for climate change-related storms and wildfires that caused billions of dollars in damage, officials said Saturday."

Source: AP, 09/18/2023
October 5, 2023 to November 30, 2023

CJF/Google News Lab Digital Tools for Journalists Workshops

These Google News Lab/The Canadian Journalism Foundation virtual training sessions, Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. ET, are free to attend. Sign up for as many as you like: Student Newsroom Essentials, Tackling Misinformation, Pinpoint for Investigations, Advanced Search, Election Tools for Newsrooms and YouTube for News.

Topics on the Beat: 

"A Summer Light Show Dims: Why Are Fireflies Disappearing?"

"Fireflies — whose shimmering, magical glows light up summer nights — are in trouble, threatened by habitat destruction, light pollution, and pesticide use. With 18 species now considered at risk of extinction in North America alone, recovery efforts are only just beginning."

Source: YaleE360, 09/15/2023


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