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CCNow TalkingShop – Reporting on Climate Change During the Coronavirus Pandemic

CCNow TalkingShop - Reporting on Climate Change During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Covering Climate Now hosted a webinar for journalists to “talk shop” about how to cover the climate crisis during the coronavirus pandemic. Experienced climate journalists discussed how their newsrooms are wrestling with this dilemma, what approaches are working – or not – and what new stories might be pursued going …

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Greta Thunberg: we need to tackle the coronavirus pandemic at the same time as the climate emergency

Greta Thunberg: we need to tackle the coronavirus pandemic at the same time as the climate emergency

Greta Thunberg says we need to tackle the coronavirus pandemic at the same time as the climate emergency The 50th annual global Earth Day coming amid the coronavirus pandemic sparked fresh demands from Fridays for Future founder Greta Thunberg, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, and others for the international community …

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Amazon Tribes Say Christian Missionaries Threaten ‘Genocide’ During Pandemic

Amazon Tribes Say Christian Missionaries Threaten 'Genocide' During Pandemic

The novel coronavirus outbreak has intensified a decadeslong battle between indigenous tribes and evangelical Christian missionaries in the most remote regions of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, as tribes warning of the virus’s potential to cause their “genocide” have pushed to ban controversial religious groups from entering their lands. On Thursday, …

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Environmental Ethics in times of COVID-19 pandemic

Environmental Ethics in times of COVID-19 pandemic

In this video, Prof. Johan Hattingh (South Africa), Chair of the UNESCO Expert Group on the Ethics of Climate Change, is highlighting the linkages between new pathogens and the destruction of ecosystems and biodiversity. As the world is responding to the global health crisis in relation to COVID-19, many concerns …

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EPA Loosens Rule On Toxic Mercury Emissions As Pandemic Rages

EPA Loosens Rule On Toxic Mercury Emissions As Pandemic Rages

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized its proposal to loosen rules on oil- and coal-fired power plants’ emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants in its latest rollback of public health protections during the coronavirus pandemic.  The proposed change to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) does not …

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As we continue to fight for climate justice and demand the declaration of #clima…

As we continue to fight for climate justice and demand the declaration of #clima...

As we continue to fight for climate justice and demand the declaration of #climateemergency , I cannot help but wonder, given the pandemic we’re in the midst of, what an emergency situation might actually play out as. . What would an emergency actually entail? Is our power-driven, patriarchal, capitalist system …

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One Plan that Can Solve Both the Pandemic & Climate Emergency at the Same Time – via Saul Griffith

One Plan that Can Solve Both the Pandemic & Climate Emergency at the Same Time - via Saul Griffith

Almost overnight America has gone from a booming economy and full employment to an economy in free-fall and mass unemployment that soon will reach levels last seen at the height of The Great Depression. We are now in the midst of a pandemic emergency that may take trillions of dollars …

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Spillover Warning: How We Can Prevent the Next Pandemic

Spillover Warning: How We Can Prevent the Next Pandemic

As the novel coronavirus has emerged and spread around the globe, science writer David Quammen has not been surprised. He’d warned of just such a scenario in his unsettling 2012 book, Spillover, which detailed how — as we continue to disrupt the natural world — viruses are increasingly spreading from …

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