Climate Change News Resources – an annotated list

March 2014

I report weekly on climate change news at the Huffington Post (Climate Change This Week), using a host of resources, both news sources, and news outlets that gather headlines from primary sources. There are many more resources that also involve discussions, analyses, etc., but I focus mostly on the news. Here are my resources for you to browse and share. Many will deliver regular email updates (* ones) upon request:

☼☼☼ THE BRIGHT SIDE ☼☼☼

*GreenTechMediahttp://www.greentechmedia.com/articles – is THE source for developments in green technology, companies and finance – behind those wonky, techno, often inscrutable headlines lie important, often uplifting stories of the green energy revolution unfolding…

*Clean Economy Wirehttp://insideclimatenews.org/cleaneconomywire-headlines – from InsideClimate News, delivers many scrutable, often uplifting headlines on the evolving clean economy from various media.
Responding To Climate Change (RTCC)http://www.rtcc.org/ – pretty much does that, with pieces focused on how leaders, thinkers and innovators are responding to climate change, often in positive ways.

<><><> THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY IN CLIMATE CHANGE <><><>

* The Daily Climate http://www.dailyclimate.org/ – is THE best online news outlet online, bringing annotated headlines about breaking news on climate from publications large and small, around the world. Their archives can be invaluable. – http://www.dailyclimate.org/archives_tdc.jsp – If I had to focus on one news outlet (beyond my column, of course!) this would be it. Its headlines often include those from the following:

Environment Guardian is a British offspring of the *UK Guardian, with a separate section for Climate Change, that offers quality reporting on many climate change and related articles topics around the world – often one of the best sources of US climate change news stories!Why don’t we have anything like it in the fossil-fuel-dominated US? Because the newspaper is financially independent, giving it unusual freedom and capability to report the often “inconvenient truth” – try finding THAT mix in major US publications…
Its Environment Network section cross posts articles, and advertises links to other climate change oriented publications worldwide… China Green News? Who knew?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-change

http://www.theguardian.com/environment

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/series/guardian-environment-network

*Climate Progresshttp://thinkprogress.org/climate/issue/  – is an award-winning site that produces quality pieces illustrating the tight bonds between climate change and our daily actions in current news.

*InsideClimate Newshttp://insideclimatenews.org/news – produces few but first rate investigative pieces on fossil fuel problems, the occasional Carbon Copy series – http://insideclimatenews.org/carbon-copy – and a news outlet focused on *Today’s Climate Headlines – http://insideclimatenews.org/todaysclimate-headlines

*World Environment Newshttp://www.planetark.org/enviro-news/ – is a Reuters News branch that covers environmental news, which often includes climate change related topics.

<><><> THE ARTISANALS <><><>

Climate Centralhttp://www.climatecentral.org – have scientists who write from an educational perspective on hot news topics involving climate; it also cross posts from other news outlets.

*Climate News Network  – http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net -  produces pieces on breaking climate research, written by nonscientific reporters with the double edge implied: explanations are geared towards the nonscientific crowd, but this sometimes results in uneven coverage.

Mongabayhttp://www.mongabay.com –      focuses on the threats and conservation of the most important carbon-storing ecosystems in the world, forests and peatlands, with top quality reporting. Mongabay also has a great stash of photos related to forests, including wildlife and deforestation.

The Climate Deskhttp://www.theclimatedesk.org  –     is a loose alliance of online magazines that cross post extensive, top quality pieces related to climate change.

Yale 360 http://e360.yale.edu/ produces a few but extensive, top quality pieces weekly, often related to climate change.

<><><> THE MEDIA <><><>

@@ LIVING ON EARTH @@ – http://www.loe.org/ -   Public Radio International’s Environmental News Magazine, covers climate change and other fascinating topics as well. Check it out!

@@ Powering The Planet – Earth: The Operators’ Manual  – http://earththeoperatorsmanual.com/landing/watch-share -  This uplifting, informative and compelling program presents 8 fast-paced case studies and stories about nations and communities transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable or low-carbon sources of energy. It covers all the important bases: what we stand to lose with business as usual, but what we stand to gain by switching! The “Can We Do It?” section reminds us that we can, pointing out how we overcame an equally great challenge – sanitation – with indoor plumbing and sewer systems. One of 3 parts. Plan a party or just download it and watch it yourself, then spread the word!

@@ Weather Nation Meteorologist Paul Douglas Explains How Climate Matters – http://www.youtube.com/user/weathernation – A meteorologist who’s watched weather for decades, he is able to show the connection between the weather and climate change. Check out his video series now!

@@ This Is NOT Cool Climate Change youtube series by Peter Sinclair can be found at his Climate Denial Crock of the Week playlist here – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9DD36364991F55C6 – Hard-hitting shorts with great graphic imagery send the points home.

!!!! Want to Save Energy & Help the Planet?
Check out these helpful EPA Climate Change youtubers here – http://www.youtube.com/user/USEPAgov/videos -

@@ Video: America’s Dangerous Pipelineshttp://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/americas_dangerous_pipelines/index.html – the title says it all; compelling ….

*** Finally, to help you understand just what science does and does NOT do, check this out – http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/about/ucmpnews/09_02/us09_02.php -  !!

 

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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