Author: Covering Climate Now

Why Can’t The Media Visualize Climate Solutions? 

The hunger for images that show new and existing solutions to the climate crisis continues to grow exponentially as our collective awareness deepens.  But relevant and engaging imagery is hard, or even impossible, to source. As a career photojournalist focused on environmental stories – researching, finding, chasing and shooting climate solutions is a provocation and frustration […]

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3 New Documentaries to Watch While Quarantined This Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, but this year’s celebration will be a little different from Earth Days past as coronavirus social distancing measures make outdoor gatherings impossible. Luckily, several networks are premiering documentaries in the U.S. Wednesday that you can watch from the safety of your couch. Here are three new films to watch on Earth Day’s 50th anniversary to keep […]

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This Earth Day, Stop the Money Pipeline

We’re cooked unless investors stop funding fossil fuel companies. Nineteen-seventy was a simpler time. (February was a simpler time too, but for a moment let’s think outside the pandemic bubble.) Simpler because our environmental troubles could be easily seen. The air above our cities was filthy, and the water in our lakes and streams was […]

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Sanctuary Farms Offer a Model for Future Food System

A handful of farms across North America are blurring ethical lines by incorporating rescued farm animals into plant production. Is this the solution to our broken food system, or part of the problem? Amidst the outbreak of the zoonotic COVID19 virus, the practice of closely confining animals bound to be food has come under increased […]

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Halve the Farmland, Save Nature, Feed the World

Forget about organic farming: get the best out of the best cropland, return the rest to nature and still feed the world. It could work, say researchers. Once again, scientists have demonstrated that humans could restore roughly half the planet as a natural home for all the other wild things, while at the same time feeding […]

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How Climate Change Influenced Australia’s Unprecedented Fires

The climate factors contributing to Australia’s bushfires are strikingly similar to those at play in California. Australia’s frightening bushfires, which kicked off an early fire season in September 2019, have already had cataclysmic effects, and the continent is still just in the early months of the southern hemisphere’s summer. The New South Wales Rural Fire […]

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When Climate Change Drove All The Men Away

Kilometres short of the Mexico-U.S. border, rough hands yanked Javier Hernandez from the trunk. They beat him, fractured his skull and then buried him with straws poking from his nostrils for air. Known as coyotes, Javier’s smugglers threatened to abandon his bloodied body in the desert unless his family paid a hefty ransom. Javier had […]

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Our Addiction to Ride-Sharing Apps Is Hurting the Environment

A new study breaks down how Lyft and Uber contribute to climate change. For climate-conscious Americans, cars are tough: we can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. Yet while ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are reducing reliance on car ownership, they’re hardly solving our problems. According to a report released on Tuesday by […]

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The World On Fire: Five Global Health Stories To Watch In 2020

The failed 2019 UN Climate Conference in Madrid ended in mid-December just about when the massive wildfire destruction of Australia’s bushlands was beginning. The wildfires that broke shortly afterward took the form of a Gaia-like revenge. Australia, along with the United States, Japan and Brazil, had been among the countries that had blocked real progress at the UN […]

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