Posted on February 2, 2024
Donations update: Support much-needed reporting on the climate crisis by Inside Climate News
Note from the CREDO Mobile team: This February, Inside Climate News is among three amazing groups that will receive a share of our monthly grant. Funding from the CREDO Mobile community will help ICN in its mission to provide essential reporting and analysis on climate change, energy and the environment for the public and decision-makers, and monitor government, industry and advocacy groups and hold them accountable for their policies and actions.
Read this important blog post about ICN’s critical work, then visit CREDODonations.com and cast your vote to help send funding to ICN to support its efforts—and the efforts of our other outstanding February grantees.
Inside Climate News is the leading voice of independent climate journalism in the country. Our groundbreaking work reduces greenhouse gas emissions, holds polluters accountable, empowers voters and protects communities suffering from environmental injustice.
Now in our 17th year, we’ve built the largest dedicated climate newsroom in the country, driving ahead of the curve on climate change reporting. We’ve published thousands of stories, released investigations that have permanently changed the national conversation and won dozens of awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.
In 2015, the ICN team revealed how Exxon worked at the forefront of climate misinformation, denying the science its own researchers had confirmed. ICN’s investigation spawned the global hashtag #ExxonKnew and earned many of journalism’s highest honors, including recognition as a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Through our local reporting network, we get high-quality, fact-based climate news out in front of underserved audiences across the country. Last year, we opened new bureaus in Chicago, Phoenix, Orlando, El Paso and Birmingham and, so far in 2024, in Wyoming and New Mexico.
We make our work available for free to more than 175 partner news outlets, large and small. From California to Florida and Pennsylvania to Texas, we reach readers through their local outlets, most of which struggle to afford environmental reporting of their own. The goal is to provide a vital and fundamental civic service and to inform underserved readers with accurate and balanced news about the climate crisis afflicting their daily lives.
Our journalists have decades of expertise reporting on a topic that is still new to many reporters today. The team has had a defining impact on national climate coverage and continues to publish agenda-setting stories. Now we are again breaking new ground in our coverage of environmental justice, focusing on how climate impacts disproportionately affect communities of color and burden vulnerable populations. The newsroom also welcomes, trains and mentors up-and-coming journalists of color through an ongoing fellowship program.
Inside Climate News covers science and politics, human health and agriculture, super pollutants and wildfire, extreme weather and conservation, international law and Indigenous rights, freshwater and oceans, wind energy and plastics, forests and glaciers, animals and ecosystems, Wall Street and elections, utilities and renewable energy — just about everything that is touched by climate change.
We conduct investigations, build bodies of work, and tell stories that change hearts and minds and have seminal and enduring impact. Here is a sample of recent groundbreaking work:
- State of Denial: A multi-part expose of Texas’ environmental regulators and how they enable pollution of air and water, harming human health and the environment.
- Bag It: A hard look at the hype surrounding “advanced recycling,” with on-site visits to multiple operations, from Texas to Indiana, that are struggling with technology which has yet to work as promised.
- Harm City: A five-part series co-published with the Baltimore Banner that chronicles the quest for environmental justice and climate adaptation in Baltimore.
- Axed: A close look at the U.S. Forest Service and how it’s logging mature trees, stirring controversy and depleting the carbon sink.
- The Education of Judith Kimerling: The inspiring story of an American lawyer’s epic struggle to stop expanding oil operations from harming Indigenous peoples in Ecuador’s Amazon.
Unlike our primary competitors, ICN’s work can reach anyone, anywhere — free of charge — with no paywall or subscription fee, and fills a public service mission that only ICN, at the moment, can fill.
This month, you can vote to help CREDO Mobile distribute a portion of our monthly grant to Inside Climate News and help our reporting of the facts about the climate crisis.
Learn more about the vital work of ICN at InsideClimateNews.org.