CityLab: Climate Change

The Atlantic

Overview: The Atlantic is one of the top English-Language newspapers in the world and is based in Washington D.C. It provides international cultural commentary with a moderate perspective.

How to Use This Resource: This newsletter uses data analysis and visual storytelling to report on innovation in cities worldwide. Its focus is at the nexus of municipal policy and new technology.

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Climate Change Policy & Practice

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Overview: Climate Change Policy and Practice is a database of United Nations and Intergovernmental activities that publishes news updates daily.

How to Use This Resource: Journalists will find the most recent updates on United Nations climate change action and news.

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Climate Confidential

Climate Confidential

Overview: Climate Confidential is an independent news source covering environment and technology. Funded by readers, its stories have appeared in The Atlantic and Scientific American.

How to Use This Resource: Find narrative-driven stories about technological innovation in the fight against climate change, drought and public health concerns.

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Climate Desk

Climate Desk

Overview: The Climate Desk is a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impacts of a changing climate, including adaptation. The partners are The Atlantic, CityLab, Grist, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Medium, Mother Jones, The New Republic, Newsweek, Slate, and Wired.

How to Use This Resource: The site combines the latest climate-related stories from Climate Desk’s partners, as well as features from its own staff.

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Climate News Coverage

Overview: Mashable is a global media company that caters to the digital generation. It reports 45 million monthly unique visitors and 25 million social followers.

How to Use This Resource: Mashable’s climate coverage is led by Science Editor Andrew Freedman, one of the most prolific climate reporters in the United States. He covers breaking climate news, writes long-form analyses, and digests complex data on climate change. He publishes on a daily basis.

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Compact of Mayors News and Research

The Compact of Mayors

Overview: The Compact of Mayors is the world’s largest coalition of city leaders addressing climate change by pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, tracking their progress and preparing for the impacts of climate change.

How to Use This Resource: This archive of news updates and reports from the Compact of Mayors follows adaptation progress in cities across the globe.

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The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Overview: The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency supports citizens and first responders to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate hazards.

How to Use This Resource: This archive allows users to search FEMA press releases by region and state.

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Living on Earth

Public Radio International

Overview: Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is a weekly environmental news and information program distributed by the Minneapolis-based Public Radio International.

How to Use This Resource:  Living on Earth provides a wide range of environmental news, and frequently focuses on climate change (the site’s search function yields many reports). Special climate change features look at the changing language of climate, climate change and New York’s future, and Louisiana storm protection.

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Yale Climate Connections

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication

Overview: The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication conducts research on public climate knowledge and provides communicators with tools to engage their audiences.

How to Use This Resource: Yale Climate Connections is a multimedia service that broadcasts daily radio and print stories about climate change.

Disaster and Crisis Coverage

International Center for Journalists

Overview: The International Center for Journalists is a non-profit organization that promotes journalism worldwide.

How to Use This Resource: This report serves as a practical guide for journalists preparing to report on natural disasters during a crisis.

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