Weekend Reader: Award Winners, Southern Delusions & Top News.
SEJ recognizes the year's best in environmental journalism; a few observations from our Weekend Editor on the Solid (and Trumpian) South; and more
The Society of Environmental Journalists annual awards shows the strength and depth of environmental journalism; talk of a Democratic overthrow in the midterm elections is hard to find in the American South.
Payback? A major past donor to Jeff Sessions's campaigns gets some alleged payback in a dispute with EPA.
From theory to in-your-face: Climate scientist Michael Mann says climate impacts are no longer subtle, they're in our faces. From WBUR's Here & Now.
Twp from Alaska on Oil damage: From Inside Climate News: Surrounded by oil fields,an Alaskan village fears for its health.
And from the NYT's Henry Fountain: How new oil projects cut scars across Alaskan wilderness.
Shocker! Green energy passes its first trillion-watt milestone as prices drop. (Bloomberg)
Stellar long-read from The Guardian and Keith Kahn-Harris on Denialism: What drives people to reject the truth.
From Wash Post's Capital Weather Gang: California's Carr Fire became one one the biggest fire tornadoes ever measured.
Essay from NPR's Scott Simon: Calling the press the "enemy of the people" is a menacing move.
Climate denial isn't the only anti-science push that won't die: In this NYT op-ed, Meliinda Winner Moyer says anti-vaxxers still have an impact on vaccine science.
Grist offers a level-headed assessment of the NYT Sunday Magazine's controversial "autopsy" on how the climate movement blew it in thie 1980's.