Dale Willman, Author at State of the Planet

An orangutan swings in a tree in a rainforest on Borneo

Coronavirus and Wildfires Combine to Pose Potential Threat to Indigenous Lives and Lands

But experts say it’s not too late to reduce the most serious effects of these compound issues.

by |June 22, 2020
A coal train sits on a track next to a facility in Donora, PA

While No One Was Watching: Changing Environmental Regulations Under the Trump Administration

The administration is using the pandemic to stop enforcing many environmental and health protections. In a recent webinar, experts discussed what has happened, and what it means.

by |May 21, 2020
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Covering the Pandemic: Photographers on the Frontlines

A recent webinar discussed why photo journalists are risking their lives for their work, and how they’re adjusting to the challenges of covering COVID-19.

by |April 23, 2020
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Health Care in Crisis: COVID-19 Exposes Deadly Inequalities

Experts discuss why the pandemic is hitting harder in low-income communities of color, and what steps can be taken now to protect those on the front lines of covid-19 and climate change.

by |April 10, 2020
ship passing through the Panama Canal

After the Pandemic: Designing a Just and Resilient Economy For All

In a recent online discussion, economists emphasized the need to establish a new system that factors in sustainability and well-being.

by |April 3, 2020