Watersheds can be complex, but they’re brimming with stories and present huge opportunities for journalists looking to dig into meaty topics that are relevant to their communities.
Could climate change shift the conversation on this invasive species?
Some scientists have been arguing that phragmites could be a key line of defense against rising sea level | Delaware News-Journal
On Aug. 21, Rona Kobell, a science editor and writer with Maryland Sea Grant, will feature tips and strategies for how to cover the regulatory, economic, and social issues that are confronting our watersheds.
WURD Radio’s ecoWURD initiative will host a series of monthly on-air/online/video conversations exploring the intersection of environmental justice, COVID-19 and the impact on Black and Brown communities. | Delaware Currents
On Wednesday, April 22nd, in celebration of Earth Day, WURD Radio’s ecoWURD initiative, in partnership with the From The Source Collaborative, will host a day long summit of on air and online conversations exploring environmental justice at the intersection of race, health, the arts, education and politics. | EcoWURD
American Rivers has named the Delaware as its river of the year for 2020, hailing it as a “national success story” for its dramatic revitalization | The Philadelphia Inquirer
Lead in drinking water is not visible, nor does it have a distinct taste or scent. This makes it nearly impossible to detect lead in your water source-without asking your water provider.
But it’s not the water that’s the problem. | Green Philly Blog
Despite water quality improvement, pollution from “runoff” upstream, and rising sea levels downstream, threaten the river’s future. | CivicStory
Todd Fritchmman is waging a war that’s decades in the making against one of the region’s most invasive coastal species. | WHYY
Litter — some of it coronavirus-inspired face masks and gloves — mars miles of stream banks, forests, and green space. Hundreds of cleanups are on hold or canceled altogether because of pandemic precautions. | The Philadelphia Inquirer
With roughly one dog for every four people in Philadelphia, dogs generate tens of millions of pounds annually, according to The Philadelphia Water Department. | Green Philly Blog