Middle East

March 6, 2016

DEADLINE: Water/Science/Energy Journalist Trip to Israel

Experience pioneering water-technology innovation and alternative energy research as part of an expenses-paid journalist trip, Apr 1-8, 2016, organized and sponsored by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU). Return with stories, expert sources and insight into how BGU is making its revolutionary technology accessible across the globe: from the desert for the world. Apply by Mar 6.

 

"Deadly Heat Is Forecast in Persian Gulf by 2100"

"By the end of this century, areas of the Persian Gulf could be hit by waves of heat and humidity so severe that simply being outside for several hours could threaten human life, according to a study published Monday. Because of humanity’s contribution to climate change, the authors wrote, some population centers in the Middle East 'are likely to experience temperature levels that are intolerable to humans.'"

Source: NY Times, 10/27/2015
October 11, 2015

DEADLINE: UNDP Climate Change Storytelling Contest

This United Nations Development Programme contest provides young journalists in developing countries a unique opportunity to contribute to the global debate on climate change in the run-up to COP21, while building their capacity, and providing recognition for excellence. Winners will be funded to attend and cover COP21. Enter by Oct 11.

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