Planning & Growth

Flood-Resistant Building Construction an Overlooked Environmental Story

Recent images of flooded-out homes are a potent reminder to environmental reporters that where and how houses are built are major factors in how they will survive increasingly common extreme weather-related flooding. The latest TipSheet takes a look at how construction and zoning codes play a role, with story ideas and resources to cover the issue in your region.

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September 22, 2021 to September 23, 2021

Radically Rural Summit

The 2021 Radically Rural Summit in Keene, NH, offers track areas including Community Journalism, Clean Energy, Land & Community, Healthcare and more. Attend virtually or in person. Note: The Knight Foundation is sponsoring 45 journalists to virtually attend the Community Journalism track for free.

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"Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Rule Governing Water Pollution"

"A federal judge on Monday struck down a Trump-era environmental rule that drastically limited federal restrictions against pollution of millions of streams, wetlands and marshes across the country."

Source: NYTimes, 08/31/2021

Covering New IPCC Reports Helps Explain Gravity of Climate Crisis

A new science assessment released this week pinpoints more global warming risks, but also represents reporting challenges to environmental journalists working to cover climate change. Veteran climate journalist Bob Berwyn has the latest news from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and advice for reporters working the climate beat. Plus, links to other climate change reporting resources.

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