Whether Wetlands or Blacktop, Land Cover Database Provides Foundation for Environmental Reporting

For journalists looking to understand the condition of U.S. rangeland, forests or urban pavement, a high-quality government dataset collected via Landsat can help. And for data geeks who want to go a step further and illuminate human impacts on the environment, mapping overlays on the Landsat data can do the trick. Find out more in the new Reporter’s Toolbox.

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Ohio Legislature Mulls Bill That Would Restrict College Discussions of Climate

"“You can say gravity isn't true, but if you step off the cliff, you’re going down,” says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about restrictions on teaching."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/01/2023

"Joe Rogan Is Fueling Climate Misinformation on TikTok, Watchdogs Warn"

"A clip of celebrity podcaster Joe Rogan touting a conspiracy theory that links global warming to Earth’s magnetic field has gone viral on TikTok, despite the platform’s new policy prohibiting climate misinformation, a new report warns."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/31/2023

"Cop28 President’s Team Accused Of Wikipedia ‘Greenwashing’"

"The Cop28 president, Sultan Al Jaber, has been accused of attempting to “greenwash” his image after it emerged that members of his team had edited Wikipedia pages that highlighted his role as CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc)."

Source: Guardian, 05/31/2023

"Delta Air Lines Hit With Lawsuit Over Claims Of Carbon Neutrality"

"A consumer class action lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Delta Air Lines inaccurately billed itself as the world’s “first carbon-neutral airline” and should pay damages. The complaint in federal court in California alleges the airline relied on carbon offsets that were largely bogus."

Source: AP, 05/31/2023

DeSantis Accused Of ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Approach After Campaign Launch

"Ron DeSantis has been accused of a “catastrophic” approach to the climate crisis after he launched his campaign for US president by saying he rejects the “politicization of the weather” and questioning whether hurricanes hitting his home state of Florida have been worsened by climate change."

Source: Guardian, 05/30/2023


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