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Enviro coverage on the ascent at NYT

The New York Times is a forming a team of seven reporters from several desks to ramp up its coverage of environmental issues and news. The team includes former L.A. Times reporter Andrew Revkin and former Los Angeles bureau reporter Mia Navarro. I cant emphasize enough how much interest in this subject there is among readers, the team's editor, Erica Goode, said. Here in Los Angeles, of course, the L.A. Times last year cut its environmental team way back, driving off nationally prominent enviro reporter Marla Cone. "After 30 years at newspapers, including 18 at the Times, I simply lost hope. The Times is in disarray, and I no longer believe it can pursue its mission and serve its readers well," Cone wrote in an email in July to members of the Society of Environmental Journalists. Cone is now editor-in-chief (based in Los Angeles) of Environmental Health News, which hopes to fill the vacuum as shrinking papers like the LAT cut back on their enviro reporting.

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