Texas Climate News is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan magazine, written and edited by independent journalists. We publish reporting and analysis about climate and sustainability. TCN was launched in 2008.
We work in the public interest and base our coverage on traditional journalistic principles of independence, accuracy and fairness.
We don’t publish editorials, commentaries or other opinion-based articles. We don’t advocate policies or endorse candidates.
We work to enhance Texas citizens’ (and others’) knowledge and understanding of important developments in science, government, business, citizen action and other areas. We want to help inform the public dialogue as Texans and others confront a changing climate and work to build more sustainable futures for themselves and their descendants.
Texas Climate News is not a breaking news publication. We don’t mainly report events that just happened, as rapidly as possible. We report, analyze, synthesize and interpret what events mean and what they may portend. We strive to produce what Mitchell Stephens, a journalism professor at New York University, called “wisdom journalism,” which he defined as an “amalgam” of journalistic forms as “that strengthens our understanding of the world.”
Texas Climate News is an independent, nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status.
Our editors and writers make all editorial decisions independently, with no direction or influence from our funders.
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Texas Climate News does not permit republication of our original articles without prior permission. Any republication of entire articles requires permission in writing by TCN’s editor. Publication of brief excerpts is permitted by the fair use doctrine. Please prominently credit and link any such excerpts to Texas Climate News.
Texas Climate News was conceived and launched in 2008 by founding editor Bill Dawson, a Texas journalist who began covering climate change in 1988 when he was the Houston Chronicle’s environment writer.
TCN was published from 2008-15 by the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Our journalists were not HARC employees and made all editorial decisions independently.
Texas Climate News is supported entirely by donations from individuals and foundation grants. We currently operate with, and are grateful for, support from The Meadows Foundation (through The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment), The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation and The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.