The Reading Room

Websites, news media, and blogs curated by Dr Nasty Woman, Phd. Check back often for new additions.

Trusted News Sources:

Associated Press: quality unbiased reporting of the news

Thomson Reuters Foundation News: Their global editorial team of almost 50 journalists and about 300 freelancers covers the world’s under-reported stories at the heart of aid, development, women’s and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, climate change and social innovation.


BBC Earth Blog covers big questions about our Universe to the road to humanity and how we got here; from understanding how life itself evolved to the catastrophes that shaped our planet, and the weird and wonderful behaviours of the species that call Earth home.

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CarbonBrief : a UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. Specializes in clear, data-driven articles and graphics to help improve the understanding of climate change, both in terms of the science and the policy response. 

CleanTechnica: The world’s top cleantech site. It entertains and informs approximately 6 million monthly global readers along with hundreds of thousands of social media followers. 

Let’s Fight Racism Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. But every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. Be a human rights champion, #fightracism and #Standup4humanrights.

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The Union of Concerned Scientists is a national nonprofit organization founded more than 50 years ago by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


American Indians in Children’s Literature Dr. Debbie Reese of Nambé Pueblo provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books. This blog is helpful to understand how Indigenous people are misrepresented in literature, and how that misrepresentation contributes to racist attitudes toward Indigenous peoples.

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Founded in 1999, Grist is a beacon in the smog — an independent, irreverent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck. Our mantra these days: Don’t freak out. Figure it out.“

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) provides comprehensive research and analytical support to the Members of the European Parliament, its parliamentary committees and the European Parliament as a whole. The EPRS philosophy is to provide independent, objective and authoritative information. Check them out at

Peter Sinclair is a videographer specializing in issues of Climate Change and renewable energy solutions. Check him out at

Seed: The National Seed Project Blog (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)SM partners with communities, institutions, and schools to develop leaders who guide their peers in conversational communities to drive personal, institutional, and societal change toward social justice. Be sure to check out the White Privilege Papers.

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Treehugger, the only modern sustainability site that offers advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green living novice. With more than 120 million readers each year, Treehugger is the world’s largest information site dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.

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