Use News Resources Now
It may not be required for ENVR E-101, but it's a good idea to get familiar with these news resources now. It may help your research in later courses, and it will help you to be a better-informed citizen.
Earth Negotiations Bulletin / IISD
Earth Negotiations Bulletin / IISD. This news resource employs reporters with legal and scholarly backgrounds to report on international environmental negotiations around the world, such as COPs of the UNFCCC, as well as many lesser-known instruments. Much more detail than coverage by newspapers. A great source of current news, and it has an amazing historical archive.