Forests

Probe: 30-Minute Radio Blackout Before 19 Arizona Firefighters Died

"PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 Arizona firefighters found that the men ceased radio communication for a half hour before they were killed in a wildfire blaze, but did not assign fault. Some family members say that reluctance could put other lives in danger."

Source: AP, 09/30/2013
September 30, 2013

DEADLINE: $20,000 Grant for Reporting on the Next Big Idea for Forest Conservation

Mongabay.org launched a new journalism program that funds in-depth or investigative reporting on key environmental topics. The first reporting opportunity under the Special Reporting Initiatives program is titled: Innovation in tropical biodiversity conservation. The fellow chosen can work from anywhere in the world. Apply by Sep 30, 2013.

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