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InsideClimate News, Arkansas Times Reach Funding Goal to Conduct Oil Spill Investigation

InsideClimate: InsideClimate News and the Arkansas Times reached the fundraising target for their innovative reporting collaboration after a three-week campaign. Two reporters will soon be on the ground to investigate the causes and consequences of the Exxon pipeline spill in Mayflower, Ark. that occurred last Mar. 29. The online fundraising effort that raised $26,790 was run on ioby.org, a non-profit crowdfunding platform. About 260 people contributed to the campaign with an average donation of approximately...

Arkansas Times Launch Campaign to Crowdfund Oil Spill Reporting Project

InsideClimate: InsideClimate News this week launched a campaign to raise funds for an innovative national-local reporting collaboration with the Arkansas Times that will investigate the causes and consequences of the Exxon pipeline spill in Mayflower, Ark. on Mar. 29. The campaign is being run on ioby.org, an innovative, non-profit crowdfunding platform. "We are appealing to our readers to help crowdfund this effort and show that modest donations can have a cumulative impact to improve the public interest,"...

Biggest Environmental Rally in Decades Attracts Nationwide Media Attention

InsideClimate: As many as 40,000 protesters from 30 states descended on the White House on Sunday and demanded that President Obama kill the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. By the estimates of organizers, it was the biggest protest march for climate change action in the nation's history. In about 18 cities from Boston to Los Angeles, thousands more participated in solidarity rallies—and helped garner unusual nationwide media attention for an issue that has typically slipped under the local media radar....