Category Archives: News Notes

Mortgages for Energy Efficiency

A recent Wall Street Journal feature offers valuable insights for reporters looking for a climate change connection to their housing and mortgage beats. Lenders are “pitching mortgage products that offer homebuyers bigger loans or discounts if they are making energy-efficient [...]


Climate Change, Overfishing Sited in ‘Red Listing’ of Ocean Corals

Climate change is one of two principal factors (the other is overfishing) being sited in the first-ever listing of ocean corals in the annual report of wildlife going extinct from the IUCN (World Conservation Union).


Columbia Journalism Review Bolsters Environmental Coverage

Columbia Journalism Review, a stalwart for many university journalism faculties, is about a year into its efforts to revamp its paper and online personas by, among other things, increasing its emphasis on coverage of business and science/environment news.


On the Business Beat? Cover Climate Change

Here’s a peg. The University of Rhode Island is moving toward a graduate program offering studies in climate and oceanography along with business administration.


CNN’s ‘Planet in Peril’: Still Time to See it on Cable TV

The life of a climate blogger isn’t always easy. As The Yale Forum previously reported, the Houston Chronicle‘s science writer and SciGuy blogger, Eric Berger, told his blog readers in November that he had been unable to find a qualified [...]


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