Visiting environmental journalist Angelina Davydova speaks about environmental problems and challenges in Russia, the policies to tackle them, and the civil society initiatives and movements that have grown to face them. Davydova is currently based at UC Davis as a Humphrey Fellow. She was a past Reuters Foundation fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University (2006) and head of the German-Russian Office of Environmental Information (www.rnei.de). Since 2008 Davydova has been an observer of the UN Climate negotiation process (UNFCCC) and regularly publishes her work in Russian and international media (including the Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Conversation, Open Democracy, and Science Magazine). Davydova is also the curator of a two-year media training program, “Water Stories,” which features stories dedicated to water issues in Central Asia.