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Transforming climate coverage

, by Lauren Easton

AP announced today a major initiative that will transform the way the news agency covers climate and its impact on the world.

Climate and Environment News Director Peter Prengaman explains the kinds of stories AP will tell — and why — in this video:

AP will hire about 20 journalists based in Africa, Brazil, India and the U.S. to supplement the news agency’s journalists already covering climate and the environment.

Led by Prengaman, the team will focus on the profound and varied impacts of climate change on society in areas such as food, agriculture, migration, housing and urban planning, disaster response, the economy and culture.

The expansion is supported by several philanthropic organizations, including the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,Quadrivium and The Rockefeller Foundation. AP retains complete editorial control of all content.

Read the press release.