International

November 28, 2014

DEADLINE: R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

This fellowship, created to reflect the importance that the late Jim Travers attached to his years reporting for Southam News from Africa and the Middle East, will finance a significant foreign reporting project by a Canadian journalist (or non-Canadian holding valid work permit) – a staffer, a freelancer or a graduate student – working in any medium. The fellowship provides $25,000 to cover travel, reporting and research expenses. Apply by Nov 28, 2014.

"Coal Power Shows Zero Growth in 2014, Report Shows"

"Natural gas and solar are the winners so far in 2014 in the race to move electric power generation away from coal, a new U.S. Energy Information Administration report shows. As utilities across the U.S. have added new electric power generating capacity, most of that added capacity has come from natural gas and solar. No new coal power-generating capacity has been added yet in 2014, though two small plants are expected to open this year in North Dakota and Mississippi."

Source: Climate Central, 09/17/2014

"Twisted Beaks": Scientists Exploring Deformities Focus on New Virus

"ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Home from work, Sandra Talbot headed straight for her favorite spot, a window overlooking the bird feeder. The winter light sparkled off the snow cushioning the white spruce and birch forest around her house. She watched the commotion of songbirds, vying for the best seed or chunk of peanut butter."

Source: EHN, 09/15/2014

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