Maine Public participated in an international reporting initiative, #coveringclimatenow
to highlight the effects of climate change in the week leading up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23, in New York City. More than 300 media outlets agreed to offer and, in some cases, share climate change stories of global, national state and local significance.
The unusual collaboration was co-funded by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation, with additional support from The Guardian. It is considered one of the most ambitious reporting efforts ever undertaken by world media on a single topic. Among the public media news outlets that signed on are PBS NewsHour, the Climate One podcast, KPCC in Los Angeles, KQED in San Francisco, Marketplace Tech, Science Friday, WBEZ in Chicago, WHYY in Philadelphia, WNYC in New York, WBUR in Boston and PRI’s The World.