Disasters

"What Will Trump’s Most Profound Legacy Be? Possibly Climate Damage"

"President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will use the next four years to try to restore the environmental policies that his predecessor has methodically blown up, but the damage done by the greenhouse gas pollution unleashed by President Trump’s rollbacks may prove to be one of the most profound legacies of his single term."

Source: NYTimes, 11/12/2020
December 1, 2020 to December 11, 2020

Prague Media Point Conference

The seventh annual Prague Media Point conference, virtual this year, will focus on adapting or replicating successful projects and approaches in different contexts. Discussions will include media freedom, COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, diversity; self-help for news organizations; COVID-fueled innovations; and more.

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November 19, 2020

The Invisibility of Indigenous COVID-19 Data Virtual Roundtable

NYC, LA nor Chicago explicitly include Native Americans in the breakdowns of their COVID-19 data. This continues the "invisibility" of these communities that were already at risk. How do journalists navigate these barriers to ensure inclusive, contextual and responsible coverage of Indigenous people and communities? Hosted by the Native American Journalists Association, 5:00 p.m. ET.

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"Wildfires Emerge as Threat to Water Quantity Across Parched West"

"As the largest wildfire in Colorado history spread beyond 200,000 acres, Mark Kempton began to worry it would incinerate so much of the Fort Collins watershed that the city would be unable to guarantee water to its residents."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/10/2020

How Much Longer Will Insurers Cover Wildfire Loss Near You?

With wildfire exploding across the West this season, it may not be long before insurance companies worried about houses built along the wildland-urban interface try to raise premiums or drop policies altogether. It’s already happening in California, which is pushing back. Will it happen in your region as well? TipSheet has the backstory, plus a range of reporting resources.

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Biden Announces Covid Task Force Made Up Of Physicians And Experts

"President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced the members of his coronavirus task force, a group made up entirely of doctors and health experts, signaling his intent to seek a science-based approach to bring the raging pandemic under control."

Source: Washington Post, 11/09/2020

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