Environmental Studies

April 1, 2021

DEADLINE: Green River Field Institute

This journalistic exploration of the Green River’s Desolation Canyon in Utah, Jun 12-18, 2021, will focus on inquiry, truth-telling and resonance in the realm of Western water resources, hosted by SEJ member Heather Hansman (pictured at left), author of "Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West." Register by Apr 1 or earlier; space is limited.

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"UN: Huge Changes In Society Needed To Keep Nature, Earth OK"

"Humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. So the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life, a new United Nations report says.

Source: AP, 02/19/2021

"EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Rule Taken to Court by States, Cities"

"A coalition of 18 states, one county, and the nation’s three biggest cities sued the EPA on Tuesday in New York federal court over a final rule that restricts how science can be used in future agency rulemaking."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 01/20/2021

How Trump Admin’s Climate Denial Left Its Mark on The Arctic Council

"Talk of global warming was out, and relations among the eight countries that make up the council, once a highly collaborative group and a steady force for climate action, became dysfunctional."

Source: Inside Climate News, 01/14/2021

"Sage Grouse Review Done, But Scant Time For Trump’s Changes"

"The Trump administration has completed a review of plans to ease protections for a struggling bird species in seven states in the U.S. West, but there’s little time to put the relaxed rules for industry into action before President-elect Joe Biden takes office."

Source: AP, 01/13/2021

"A Late Burst of Climate Denial Extends the Era of Trump Disinformation"

"Two Trump administration officials have been reassigned over the posting of debunked papers, with the imprimatur of the White House, that questioned the scientific consensus on climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 01/13/2021

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