Does The Climate Crisis Threaten The End Of Big Oil?

Photo by Sjo/iStock / Getty Images The most exciting place for a climate journalist right now has to be the business beat. Investors face growing pressure to stop funding the fossil-fuel industry. Climate activists have been demanding such divestment for years, but now the calls are coming from the heights of the financial community. It’s […]

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A “Sense of Urgency” Is Driving More and Better Climate Coverage

Photo by kieferpix/iStock / Getty Images Some great news on the climate coverage front: Two Covering Climate Now partners—the global news agency Bloomberg and the muckraking podcast Drilled—have announced major expansions of their climate commitments. So has National Public Radio, which is not a CCNow partner, though a number of NPR programs and local member stations […]

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Rupert Murdoch’s Climate Fires

Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images News / Getty Images As his Australian homeland incinerates before the world’s eyes, will Rupert Murdoch finally end the climate denialism his media empire has long fed audiences in Australia, Great Britain and the United States? Murdoch’s newspapers and television networks have been getting the climate story consistently, outspokenly wrong […]

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The Climate Business Story Heats Up

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News / Getty Images In December, we wrote in The Climate Beat about the urgency of the business side of the climate story, which indeed continues to gain speed and visibility. This week alone saw news that BlackRock, the world’s largest investment management firm, has announced it will shun fossil […]

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Reuters Joins Covering Climate Now

Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images News / Getty Images Big news: Covering Climate Now is thrilled to welcome the Reuters news agency to the collaboration. Reuters publishes 2.2 million news stories a year in nine languages and distributes 1,600 photos and 200 videos a day, serving thousands of newsrooms throughout the world. Reuters is the […]

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Following the Money on the Climate Story

Photo by Kanoke_46/iStock / Getty Images “Our leaders are not behaving as if we were in an emergency,” Greta Thunberg told the United Nations climate conference in Madrid on Wednesday, hours after the Swedish teenager was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. “In an emergency, you change your behavior.” Thunberg’s words ring true not […]

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Doing the Climate Emergency Story

Photo by Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images News / Getty Images The Climate Beat Welcome to the second issue of The Climate Beat, the weekly newsletter of Covering Climate Now. Special greetings to the 390-plus news outlets worldwide that have formally signed on to this collaboration; we’re grateful to be working with you. We also invite our […]

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Welcome to the Climate Beat

Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images News / Getty Images The Climate Beat Welcome to the first issue of The Climate Beat, a weekly newsletter from Covering Climate Now. Our collaboration now includes more than 390 news outlets from across the United States and around the world with a combined audience well over 1 billion people. […]

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