South America

August 30, 2010

DEADLINE: Biodiversity Reporting Award

2010 deadlines for participating countries are Bolivia (July 31); Brazil (April 26); Brazil — TV category (April 26); Columbia (August 18); and Madagascar (August 30). First place winners from Latin American countries receive an all expenses paid trip to an international environmental journalist conference.

Judge Backs Chevron's Grab for Documentary Out-takes in Ecuador Case

A federal district judge in New York ordered film-maker Joe Berlinger to turn over more than 600 hours of raw footage from his documentary "Crude," about a lawsuit by natives in Ecuador charging Chevron with polluting the Amazon rainforest there.

June 6, 2010 to June 9, 2010

International Water Association's Water Loss Task Force Conference

URBAN WATER LOSSES RUNNING AT 50% PLUS. Scientists, engineers try to plug leaks of resource more precious than gold. Journalists with an interest in environmental and water challenges are invited to apply for accreditation to cover this Sao Paulo, Brazil conference.

April 19, 2010 to April 22, 2010

World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

The Plurinational State of Bolivia will host this conference on climate change with an expected attendance of  >10,000 people along with government  representatives from more than 50 countries, as well as many more via the Internet and in campaign actions on the final day of the conference, 22 April, Earth Day.

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