Known carcinogens and asthma-inducing particulates are back in play across the United States now that long-standing environmental protections have been relaxed or reversed. Waters once protected by landmark laws are no longer subject to regulation. The Page One Project will help reporters understand what rules have changed, the health risks involved and how to explain complicated science and policies to general audiences.
From rising seas and superstorms to raging wildfires, dwindling water supplies and threatened habitat, the effects of global warming are showing up across North America – and scientists are finally able to point to specific events as evidence. The Page One Project will give reporters the tools they need to report accurately on local global warming impacts, strategies for adaptation and plans for mitigation.
The most dire environmental problems tend to land at the feet of communities with the least resources for combating or even managing them. And whether it’s migrant communities battling agricultural chemicals, inner-city neighborhoods near industrial sites, indigenous homelands succumbing to sea-level rise, or rural towns caught in the path of megafires, those stories are seldom told. Yet it’s often in these communities that we also find stories of hope, resilience, innovation, and cultural strength. The Page One Project will help reporters understand how to approach those communities and tell their stories respectfully
Supercharged storms swamp municipal sewer and water systems. Massive dam and levee projects interrupt natural processes and create unforeseen consequences that threaten communities. Meanwhile, collaborative projects across the nation work to solve problems caused by outdated infrastructure and to support natural processes of renewal. The Page One Project will give reporters tools for recognizing shortcomings in our systems – structural and administrative – and for helping the public understand potential fixes and the r