Category Archives: News Notes

Oregon Public Broadcasting’s ‘Forecast Cloudy’ Look at Skeptics

A full-length Oregon Public Broadcasting TV documentary, available online, provides an in-depth look at broadcast meteorologists and weathercasters as “skeptics” on the fact and/or causes of climate change over the past several decades.

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Brookings ‘Footprint’ Ranking Compares Large U.S. Metro Areas

A new Brookings Institution report, ranking the U.S.’ 100 largest metropolitan areas in terms of their “carbon footprint,” may offer a peg for reporters and editors wanting to localize the climate change impacts story.

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San Diego to Host Session In October On Solar Energy

Journalists wanting to learn more about solar energy may want to tap into the Solar Power Conference & Expo, scheduled for October 13-16 in San Diego.

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U-Dub Plans ‘World’s Largest’ Environmental College; Bainbridge Institute Certification Program Targets Writing

Two new higher-education initiatives in the Pacific Northwest promise expanded opportunities for those interested in communications and natural resources and environmental issues.

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NRDC Climate Change Costs Study Estimates 3.6% of U.S. GCP in 2100

An economic analysis prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and released to influence congressional consideration of greenhouse “cap-and-trade” legislation estimates that “if present trends continue,” total costs of damages from climate change in the U.S. could total as [...]

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A Journalism Dean’s Prescription: ‘Invent a New Social Compact’

This year’s college graduates face an uncertain jobs market, let alone those moving forward with undergraduate or graduate degrees in journalism, given the news room buyouts and layoffs roiling the mainstream print and broadcast media.

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Some U.S. Investors Backing Federal Climate Change Law

Officials representing institutional investors controlling some $2.3 trillion in assets are asking Senate Democratic and Republican leaders to pass “strong national climate legislation” providing “legal, regulatory, and market certainty.”

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