The COVID-19 Stimulus Debate Is a Pivotal Climate Story

Sign up to receive the weekly Climate Beat newsletter in your inbox. This post  is available for reprint by CCNow partners. “Pick any world-shaking event from 20th century history—none has produced a bigger decrease in [heat trapping] emissions” than this year’s coronavirus, wrote Laura Millan Lombrana and Haley Warren in a May 7 article for Bloomberg Green. Normally, plummeting […]

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Pulitzer Prizes Validate Strong Climate Journalism

Sign up to receive the weekly Climate Beat newsletter in your inbox. Climate journalism  had a tremendous showing at the Pulitzer Prizes on Monday! Our hearty congratulations to The Washington Post, which was awarded the prize for Explanatory Reporting for its series outlining the dangerous effects a 2 degree Celsius temperature rise will have on the […]

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April Week of Coverage: Climate Solutions

Last September, we drove a massive increase in climate coverage by collaborating on one week of stories in the lead-up to the UN Climate Action Summit. Since then, our partnership has grown to more than 400 news outlets with a combined audience approaching 2 billion people. From April 19-26, to coincide with the 50th anniversary […]

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CNN’s Exceptional Climate Journalism Achievement

by Mark Hertsgaard Sign up to receive the weekly Climate Beat newsletter in your inbox. This Climate Beat column is available for republication by CCNow partners, using the standard CCNow tagline. On April 25, CNN broadcast one of the very best pieces of climate journalism ever run by a mainstream US news organization. In “The Road […]

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Workplace Activism, Forest Restoration, Psychedelic Trips, and More 

Our climate solutions week of coverage is behind us, but its key lesson endures: solutions to the climate crisis are out there, and we can begin tackling climate change today. As the coronavirus has reminded us, credible, public-spirited journalism is essential in a time of crisis. We salute each of our partners whose newsrooms stepped up […]

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NBC News Joins Covering Climate Now

NBC News announced today that it is joining Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration committed to better coverage of the climate story.  MSNBC and Noticias Telemundo, both also part of the NBCUniversal family, also joined Covering Climate Now, which includes more than 400 TV, radio, digital and print news outlets with a combined audience approaching […]

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Climate Solutions Week Launches Ahead of Earth Day

From April 19 to 26, Covering Climate Now is putting on a week of climate solutions coverage to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. During the week, our partners are publishing and broadcasting hundreds of news stories, features, commentaries, interviews, and more to a combined audience approaching 2 billion people. Our partners include some […]

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COVID-19 Lessons For Journalists Covering the Climate Crisis

By Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope This story was originally co-published by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation as part of CCNow. The coronavirus pandemic is a tragic reminder of just how essential fact-based, outspoken journalism is, especially in times of crisis. Without it, people die. In China, the lack of an independent press made […]

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Talking Shop: Reporting on Climate Change During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This week, close to 100 fellow journalists “talked shop” at a Covering Climate Now webinar, asking questions, brainstorming ideas and making new connections as we adjust to reporting on the climate crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of CCNow and environment correspondent for The Nation, led the discussion, with panelists:  Kyle Pope, […]

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