The revival of project to mine the edge of Minnesota's cherished Boundary Water has angered environmentalists and focused attention on an unusual connection between a Chilean billionaire and President Trump's family.
The Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund is a relatively new effort to support grassroots work by underrepresented communities. But with the backing of major foundations, its grantmaking has been growing fast and it’s picking up some wins.
In countries struggling with environmental threats like deforestation, the news media—and robust, reliable local reporting—can be the only way to draw attention to what’s happening. Backing such work in the mission of the Earth Journalism Network.
Covering the environment is challenging and can be dangerous in any country. But fostering environmental journalism in emerging democracies is one way to hold government officials and powerful businesses accountable.