Special Reports

Peruse our special reports by project:

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Covering Climate Solutions: Oceans, Energy, Business, Nature

As part of a special report focused on covering climate solutions, we take a closer look at ocean-based solutions, with a special tipsheet and toolbox. In coming months, we'll also look at methane/energy-based solutions, sustainable-business solutions and nature-based solutions and Indigenous communities. Stay tuned for more and in the meantime, check out our ocean-based solution coverage.

 

 

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The 2022 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

SEJournal looks ahead to key issues in the coming year with this "2022 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment" special report. The guide was rolled out in early January, with new features added through to its formal launch in late January at an annual roundtable organized by the Society of Environmental Journalists.​ Check out the guide's various Backgrounders, TipSheets and WatchDog reports.

 

Covering Your Climate-The South

 

Covering Your Climate: The South

This special report is the second in a series designed to help journalists of all kinds cover the impacts of climate change in their region, and to report on actions taken to mitigate its worst effects and preparations for what can't be stopped. This special report on the Southern United States includes an extensive background overview, tipsheets for closer looks at anticipated impacts, at efforts to mitigate them and any plans to adapt. And to help cover this wealth of story ideas, also see our extensive regional resource toolbox. 

 

 

Covering Your Climate: The Emerald Corridor

This special report is designed to help journalists in the Pacific Northwest cover the impacts of climate change, as well as the actions taken to mitigate its worst effects and to adapt to what can’t be stopped. The report was produced February-March 2020 and includes a wide-ranging issue backgrounder, a toolbox and three tipsheets on climate impacts, mitigation and adaptation offering a wealth of story ideas for right now, and over the coming decade.

 

 

2021 Journalists' Guide logo

 

2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

SEJournal looks ahead to key issues in the coming year with this "2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment" special report. The report was formally launched Jan. 27, 2021, at an annual roundtable organized by the Society of Environmental Journalists and hosted virtually by National Geographic Society.​ Check out the guide's various Backgrounders, TipSheets and WatchDog reports, an overview analysis and live event coverage.

 

 

Latest Special Reports Items

July 12, 2022

June 21, 2022

  • Oceans and climate change intersect with many other issues, a crossover likely to be emphasized in the upcoming United Nations Ocean Conference and in future ocean-based climate discussions. This list of resources reflects some of that intersection in order to help environmental journalists better cover the field of “blue climate” solutions.

February 2, 2021

January 26, 2021

  • Most Southern state leaders are doing the least to fight the climate crisis, despite having the most to lose environmentally and economically. When will that begin to change? The latest entry in our “Covering Your Climate: The South” special report looks at the politics of the climate crisis, the dominance of utilities, and the transportation and forestry sectors, along with the few climate breakthroughs. 

January 19, 2021

January 12, 2021

  • The South is ground zero for the climate crisis in the United States, yet little is being done to prevent impacts or protect communities. Will the South tap its potential to be part of the solution? Our special report, “Covering Your Climate: The South,” helps reporters cover the region, starting with a backgrounder on climate concerns from Texas to Virginia.

  • This Society of Environmental Journalists’ special report — “Covering Your Climate: The South” — is the second in a series designed to help journalists of all kinds cover the impacts of climate change in their region, and to report on actions taken to mitigate its worst effects and preparations for what can’t be stopped. This special report begins with the extensive background overview and in the coming weeks, we’ll publish three tipsheets with a wealth of story ideas for right now and over the coming decade, plus a resource toolbox. 

March 31, 2020

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