• Environmental journalists have a new beat: Coping with climate disaster

    RJI in the news
    Environmental journalists have a new beat: Coping with climate disaster
    January 4, 2017

    As Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Connecticut coast late October of 2012 and Gov. Dannel Malloy pled with residents to find high ground, reporter Neena Satija couldn’t shake one thought: “We are clearly not prepared for this.”
  • Extreme rain: New research predicts wetter, riskier storms for much of U.S.

    Extreme rain: New research predicts wetter, riskier storms for much of U.S.
    December 14, 2016

    Extreme rains are expected to increase significantly across nearly the entire continental United States, according to a government study that provides a highly detailed picture of wetter storms to come with climate change.
  • COP22: UN climate gathering falls under Trump shadow

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    COP22: UN climate gathering falls under Trump shadow
    November 15, 2016

    President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise election victory has unsettled a major global warming treaty, just as diplomats gather at a major United Nation’s climate meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • In natural disasters, less resilient poor most at risk

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    In natural disasters, less resilient poor most at risk
    October 24, 2016

    Poverty is a major factor in the death of victims of natural disasters, including those that are climate related, according to a United Nations report released on Oct. 13 in connection with the International Day for Disaster Reduction.
  • Editor & Publisher: Journalism students create a guide to covering race and hunger

    RJI in the news
    Editor & Publisher: Journalism students create a guide to covering race and hunger
    October 7, 2016

    The University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute recently launched “Reporting Stories Hidden in Plain Sight,” a new web-based resource for journalists covering race and hunger.
  • Road from Paris: Global climate deal expected to take effect soon

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Road from Paris: Global climate deal expected to take effect soon
    September 29, 2016

    The historic Paris Agreement is poised for enactment now that key milestones are nearly met for the number of countries taking part — including newly joined India — and for the amount of carbon emissions those countries represent.
  • Hurricane watch: Could coastal storms cost your community?

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Hurricane watch: Could coastal storms cost your community?
    September 8, 2016

    Climate change may be compounding the widespread flooding that followed Hermine, according to researchers. There’s likely more of the same to come: North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in intensity, frequency and duration since the early 1980s.
  • Deep South, deep risk: Region faces climate adaptation challenges

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Deep South, deep risk: Region faces climate adaptation challenges
    August 23, 2016

    President Barack Obama is to visit flood-ravaged Louisiana today in the wake of inundating high water that killed 13 people and left more than 100,000 seeking federal assistance.
  • Dry spell: Covering worsening droughts

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Dry spell: Covering worsening droughts
    August 11, 2016

    A months-long drought has hit the northeastern United States, and while it’s not as dire as the West Coast’s five-year dry spell, it has stressed farms, prompted water restrictions and threatened more wildfires.
  • Harmed by heat: Covering the health risks of extreme weather

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Harmed by heat: Covering the health risks of extreme weather
    July 25, 2016

    Public health officials late last week warned of the risks of extreme heat temperatures, posting heat advisories in 23 states, as dangerous temperatures and humidity moved across the central United States, spreading eastward this past weekend.