Climate Change and the Ecocide Campaign
Graduate students in the Washington Program of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism are producing a series of stories on climate change and the campaign by environmental activists and legal scholars to make ecocide the fifth crime before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. This work is part of a collaboration with Inside Climate News and NBC News. Led by Medill faculty, the students contributed original writing, reporting, photography, data analysis and video, and collaborated with Inside Climate News staff members.
Activists Urge the International Energy Agency to Remove Paywalls Around its Data
By Andrew Marquardt and Jeannie Kopstein
Soft Corals Are Dying Around Jeju Island, a Biosphere Reserve That’s Home to a South Korean Navy Base
By Hangyun Kim
Indigenous Tribes Facing Displacement in Alaska and Louisiana Say the U.S. Is Ignoring Climate Threats
By Dalia Faheid
In Three Predominantly Black North Birmingham Neighborhoods, Residents Live Inside an Environmental ‘Nightmare’
By Julia Benbrook, Augusta Saraiva
To Flee, or to Stay Until the End and Be Swallowed by the Sea
By Dalia Faheid, Katie Livingstone
The US Nuclear Weapons Program Left ‘a Horrible Legacy’ of Environmental Destruction and Death Across the Navajo Nation
By Cheyanne M. Daniels
As the Gulf of Mexico Heals from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Stringent Safety Proposals Remain Elusive
By Nicholas Portuondo
Biden’s Bet on Electric Vehicles Is Drawing Opposition from Republicans Who Fear Liberal Overreach
By Nicholas Portuondo
The Paris Agreement Was a First Step, Not an End Goal. Still, the World’s Nations Are Far Behind
By Katie Livingstone
Climate Activists Converge on Washington With a Gift and a Warning for Biden and World Leaders
By Alicia Diaz
Climate Summit ‘Last Chance’ for Brazil to Show Leadership on Global Warming
By Augusta Saraiva
Northwestern Guest Writers
Julia Benbrook is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she specializes in politics, policy and foreign affairs reporting. Before starting at Medill, Julia worked as an anchor and reporter at the CBS affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and then as a special events reporter for Oklahoma State University’s Brand Management team. Julia has conducted on-camera interviews with Joan Lunden, formerly of Good Morning America, Michael Che and Kenan Thompson of Saturday Night Live and Daymond John of Shark Tank. She has also interviewed Broadway stars, members of the New York Philharmonic and national business leaders. Julia graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.
Cheyanne M. Daniels is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she specializes in politics, policy and foreign affairs reporting. Cheyanne is the Research Scholar in the inaugural class of Notre Dame’s Journalism, Ethics and Democracy Institute. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from North Central College, where she served as News Editor at The Chronicle News Magazine and NCClinked. For those news sites, she interviewed congresswomen, gubernatorial candidates and community organizers.
Alicia Diaz is graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she specializes in politics, policy and foreign affairs reporting. She is covering the intersection of business and health care at STAT News. She also is covering education and business for Medill News Service in Washington. She is also interested in reporting on immigration, politics, healthcare policy, and social justice. Prior to entering Medill, Alicia received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, where she studied marketing and business analytics.
Dalia Faheid is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, specializing in politics, policy and foreign affairs. She covers immigration and demographics for Medill News Service in Washington. She has interned at Dallas City Hall and the Muslim Legal Fund of America. Before entering graduate school, she was a technical writer for a financial software company and an editorial intern at People Newspapers, where she wrote for two monthly newspapers in the Dallas communities of Park Cities and Preston Hollow. Dalia graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she majored in Emerging Media and Communication.
Karli Goldenberg is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, specializing in politics, policy and foreign affairs. S he covers immigration and demographics for Medill News Service in Washington. Her reporting has taken her from Chicago to Argentina and the West Bank.. Prior to entering the graduate program, she investigated Chicago’s criminal justice system with Injustice Watch, fact-checked former President Mauricio Macri with Chequeado, and made her audio debut with WNIN’s ¿Qué pasa, Midwest? Podcast. Karli earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, where she studied journalism and English literature.
Katie Livingstone, Reporter, Washington, D.C.
Katie Livingstone is an Editorial Fellow at Inside Climate News. A recent graduate of Medill with an MSJ in politics, policy and foreign affairs, her work has appeared in Foreign Policy Magazine, UPI, Military.com, Education Week and more. Along with over a decade of writing experience, she brings a global perspective to her coverage with expert knowledge in gender politics and Mediterranean affairs. After she earned a B.A. in political science from Wellesley College, she taught English for several years in Italy. Then, she earned a Master of Arts in Gender Studies from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, where she spearheaded public awareness campaigns for gender equality. Later, she became a Fulbright Fellow directing a social theater and public awareness campaign in Albania. Before entering Medill, Katie founded a company, Sassovivente, providing cause marketing and content services while living in Portugal. She speaks five languages and currently lives in Washington, D.C.
Hangyun Kim is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism specializing in politics, policy and foreign affairs. Hangyun has worked at a think tank, human rights organization, law firm, accounting firm, and tembassies in Seoul, Washington and Montevideo, Uruguay. Aside from Korean and English, Hangyun is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is learning Japanese. Hangyun graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University.
Nico Portuondo is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he specializes in politics, policy and foreign affairs. He recently completed a media internship at the Union of Concerned Scientists and now covers environmental policy at Medill’s Washington bureau. Nico graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, where he majored in environmental science and policy.
Amanda Rooker is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, specializing in politics, policy and foreign affairs. Currently, Amanda covers politics for Medill News Service. Her work has taken her across the globe, having reported on environmental issues in Cuba, the Iowa Caucus in Iowa City and local politics, immigration and legal affairs in Chicago. As an undergraduate students at Northwestern, she conducted research on education as a Farrell Fellow and studied the European Union in Paris. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
Augusta Saraiva is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she specializes in politics, policy, and foreign affairs. A multilingual journalist, she has reported in English, Portuguese and Spanish for publications in the U.S., Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. She has also covered the business of international education in China and has held internships at the trade bloc Mercosur and the Organization of American States. In addition to covering immigration for Medill News Service in Washington, she is an intern at Foreign Policy magazine.
Jay Silver is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a concentration in politics, policy and foreign affairs. While studying at Medill, he also is freelancing at stropsE and is the host of a weekly podcast, The Election Show: A Podcast for the New Voter.He graduated from Marist College with a political science major. At Marist, he worked for the Marist Institute for Public Opinion as a media assistant where he covered the 2020 Democratic New Hampshire Primaries.