Environmental Politics

Trump Flack Tries To Spin Key CDC Weekly Report

More revelations of Trump administration duplicity on the science front, per the new WatchDog opinion column, which reports on a scoop about political appointees trying to warp weekly public health data to ensure they don’t undercut Trump’s political messaging. Oh, and Bob Woodward’s new book affirming the president knew of COVID-19’s dangers early on, but deliberately played them down.

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Chase Down Environmental Ballot Measures for State-Level Stories

Although the realities of the pandemic may mean fewer state and local ballot measures in the upcoming election — and the presidential contest is drawing much of the spotlight — they can still be potentially fruitful stories for reporters willing to seek them out. Here are eight top ways to track this year’s environment and energy ballot measures, from the latest Reporter’s Toolbox.

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October 7, 2020 to October 9, 2020

IJNR Virtual Workshop for Journalists: Changes at the EPA

This free Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources online workshop for journalists will explore the past, present and potential future of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Registration opens Sep 21 to the first 25 registrants.

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Climate Week: Absent World Leaders Worsen UN’s Gridlock at 75

"As the United Nations turns 75 this year, the world body keeps churning out increasingly grim reports on the global threats it was created to ameliorate. Biodiversity is being destroyed, climate change is accelerating, war and famine are creating more refugees than ever in human history, the world body warns."

Source: Bloomberg, 09/21/2020

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