If you are someone like me who knows a little bit about Climate Change and other important environmental issues, it’s easy to want to look away. I get it. It can be difficult to stomach dying lands, natural disasters, and endangered species due to drastic temperature changes. It’s a lot. The thing is, the more we know, the more we can pass along to help other people either learn about the issues or show them that it is in fact real. Here are a few publications that cover environmental issues.
Gizmodo’s Earther – This news outlet covers the climate crisis, conservation, and one of my personal favorites – Environmental Justice. Earther is a good place to start.
The Gecko Project – Too often the way things are revealed is through investigative journalism, but they are vital to helping bring awareness and change to many issues. The Gecko Project focuses on the destruction of tropical rainforests and large land grabs predominately for food production. These contribute to climate change, biodiversity loss, and especially the rights of indigenous people and other rural communities.
The Counter – Did you know that food and water are environmental topics as well? The Counter “is a nonprofit, independent, nonpartisan newsroom investigating the forces shaping how and what America eats”. There are so many environmental implications that impact food and water. This source covers the politics, power, and money that are behind the food.
Thomas Reuters Foundation – This publication focuses on media freedom, inclusive economies, and human rights, all things that are intertwined in some way shape, or form. Their goal is to drive systemic change.
As much as some of the news is very hard to stomach, the bright side is knowing that there are many people out there who are trying to make a difference and spark change. Whether you think so or not, you have the power to be that change as well. It’s always good to be in the know. So take some time and look at an article covering environmental issues and remember that knowledge is, and always has been power.
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