People & Population

"Joe Biden’s Climate Law Has Created More Than 300,000 Clean Energy Jobs"

"U.S. companies have created more than 300,000 clean energy jobs since President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law in August 2022, according to a detailed new analysis from an environmental advocacy group."

Source: HuffPost, 06/25/2024

What Makes Communities More Survivable in Extreme Heat Events?

When heat waves hit your area, as they did for much of the United States in June, local responses can (and should) go well beyond individual behaviors to address broader area actions — from cool pavements to urban trees. For environmental journalists, that means community-level heat response is an important climate story angle. TipSheet explains, then offers a dozen story ideas, along with reporting resources.

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September 1, 2024

DEADLINE: Climate Change and Labour Film Grant

The Pulitzer Center, the Financial Times and One World Media seek an experienced filmmaker who wants to explore, through a short documentary, how climate change is affecting lives and work in the global south. Receive funding, commission, global promotion, mentoring and more. Deadline is Sep 1, 2024.


"Four In Five People Want Stronger Climate Action, Says UNDP Survey"

"Four in five people want their governments to take stronger action to tackle climate change, according to a United Nations survey. The UN Development Programme (UNDP), which published the poll on Thursday, said that 72 per cent of people across the 77 countries surveyed said they supported a quick transition from fossil fuels to clean energy."

Source: Business Standard, 06/21/2024

Judge Orders BNSF To Pay Tribe $400 Million For Trespassing With Oil Trains

"BNSF Railway must pay nearly $400 million to a Native American tribe in Washington state, a federal judge ordered Monday after finding that the company intentionally trespassed when it repeatedly ran 100-car trains carrying crude oil across the tribe’s reservation."

Source: AP, 06/21/2024


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