Category Archives: News Notes

Global Warming and 2008 Extreme Weather? Newsweek’s Begley Answers ‘TRUE’ on a Link

There was really no mistaking the July 7/14, 2008, Newsweek as intending to be something special: Forget that the label promoted it as a “Summer Double Issue.” That’s not the point.

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New EPA Report Offers Journalists a Tool On Climate Change/’Hyperlocalism’ Front

Even before newspapers recently embraced “hyper-localism” as a strategy for stemming circulation and advertising losses, it’s a safe bet that editors commonly asked environmental reporters what climate change might mean in their own neck of the woods.

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Online Grist to Syndicate Copy To Washington Post ‘Green’ Section

The Washington Post now is getting some of its special online “green” coverage from Grist.org, publisher of the popular and environmentalist-leaning online “Grist“.

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EPA I.G. Report Finds Scant Hope For Volunteer GHG Control Efforts

A July report from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General finds “limited potential” in voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction programs.

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‘Words Fail,’ McKibben Argues; So He Tries a Number: That is, 3 5 0

Long-time environmental writer turned climate change activist Bill McKibben says he’s about given up on words for convincing his readers to take climate change (“the greatest challenge humans have ever faced”) seriously.

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Climate Coverage ‘Woefully Inadequate’ In Developing World, Nature Column Reports

“Throughout most of the developing world, media coverage of global warming is woefully inadequate” and ignorance about causes and projected impacts “widespread,” writer James Fahn, executive director of the Earth Journalism Network at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, writes in [...]

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AAAS Science Journalism Awards Deadline August 1

The deadline for applying for the 2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) science journalism award, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC, is August

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