Partnership Journalism

Climate Central's Partnership Journalism program collaborates with local newsrooms nationwide, including print, radio, digital and TV outlets. Our partners contribute local reporting and knowledge; we contribute data, science and data reporting, editing and guidance. This document describes our Partnership Journalism approach and this is our editorial independence policy. We also collaborate with scientists internally and externally to obtain data for our projects and amplify new research. Email editor John Upton to learn more — jupton@climatecentral.org.

Tear Gas, Pollution, Wildfire Smoke: A Triple Threat to Your Lungs

Tear Gas, Pollution, Wildfire Smoke: A Triple Threat to Your Lungs

  • Published: Jun 11th, 2020

The one-two punch of tear gas and wildfire smoke, coupled with ever-present air pollution from fossil fuels, is set to worsen suffering related to the coronavirus this year, with people of color living in polluted areas continuing to feel the worst effects.

SERIES: Water Ways: Dutch Lessons for a Changing Coast

SERIES: Water Ways: Dutch Lessons for a Changing Coast

  • Published: Mar 9th, 2020

The Netherlands’ climate change adaptation strategies could be a model for the Louisiana coast. The series was produced in collaboration with WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and Climate Central, and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative.

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

  • Published: Nov 14th, 2019

Created to propel humankind beyond the limits of Earth, Kennedy Space Center is now facing a terrestrial threat — the warming of our home planet, leading to sea level rise, erosion and catastrophic flooding — that could hinder our push to deep space.

Multnomah County Trees Are Doing Much More Than We Think

Multnomah County Trees Are Doing Much More Than We Think

  • Published: Nov 4th, 2019

Portland’s trees are also playing an underappreciated role every time it rains: They’re helping us prevent major flooding and avoid erosion; they are literally holding Multnomah County together.

Cape Canaveral launch sites threatened by rising seas

Cape Canaveral launch sites threatened by rising seas

  • Published: Oct 30th, 2019

Climate Central examined flood risks facing NASA's active space launch complexes at the John F. Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Using our proprietary Portfolio Analysis Tool (PAT).

Illinois Solar Booms Under New Program, but Developers Fear Bust Ahead

Illinois Solar Booms Under New Program, but Developers Fear Bust Ahead

  • Published: Oct 16th, 2019

Continental Electric Construction Co. has been adapting as technologies and the climate have changed—during the past two years it installed 59 solar projects across Illinois that can provide 33 MW of power—more than 10 times the capacity...

Breathing Fire: Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns

Breathing Fire: Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns

  • Published: Jun 19th, 2019

In partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Low-intensity fire can help reduce wildfire risk but not without challenges for an Oregon town.

Breathing Fire: The threat of a destructive wildfire in South Jersey is growing. Is enough being done to prepare?

Breathing Fire: The threat of a destructive wildfire in South Jersey is growing. Is enough being done to prepare?

  • Published: Jun 4th, 2019

In partnership with the Newark Star-Ledger/NJ.com. Across New Jersey, some land managers have long used prescribed burns as an important tool for their work.