South America

December 1, 2015

DEADLINE: Reuters Global Journalism Summer Internship

Reuters offers students and graduates with a strong background in journalism a paid opportunity to learn at the world's largest international multimedia news provider. Available in NY and Washington bureaus, as well as Toronto, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and more. Apply by Dec 1.

"Scientists Say The Amazon Is Still Teaching Us New Lessons"

"Recent scientific discoveries show that the Amazon rainforest might control the climate for much of South America. The theory could mean even more disastrous ramifications for the fragile ecosystem if deforestation continues unabated." Besides being an engine for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the rainforest seems to pump a "river" of moisture through the atmosphere that is larger than the Amazon itself.

Source: NPR, 11/09/2015

"Few Answers And 28 Still Missing Three Days After Brazil Dams Burst"

"MARIANA, Brazil -- "Three days after a massive mudflow and flood caused by ruptured dams at an iron ore mine, Brazilian authorities are still struggling to determine a cause or even recover the bodies of as many as 28 people possibly swept away in the torrent."

Source: Reuters, 11/09/2015
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.

"Rio Water Pollution Suspected as Cause of 13 U.S. Rowers' Illnesses"

"RIO DE JANEIRO - Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships - a trial run for next summer's Olympics - and the team doctor said she suspected it was due to pollution in the lake where the competition took place."

Source: AP, 08/12/2015

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