People & Population

She’s Braved Rough Seas, Space Walks -- and Now Climate Change Deniers

"Kathryn Sullivan has helped U.S. Navy sailors navigate — literally — through rough seas as an oceanographer in the Navy Reserves. As a NASA astronaut, she’s walked in space, the first American woman to step outside a spacecraft, 140 miles above Earth. These challenges are a world apart from what she’s now confronting in Washington as she leads an agency of federal scientists in the crosshairs of a powerful member of Congress."

Source: Wash Post, 12/15/2015

Climate Refugees: "The Marshall Islands Are Disappearing"

"EBEYE, Marshall Islands — Linber Anej waded out in low tide to haul concrete chunks and metal scraps to shore and rebuild the makeshift sea wall in front of his home. The temporary barrier is no match for the rising seas that regularly flood the shacks and muddy streets with saltwater and raw sewage, but every day except Sunday, Mr. Anej joins a group of men and boys to haul the flotsam back into place."

Source: NY Times, 12/02/2015

Facing Rising Waters, Native Tribe Takes Plea To Paris Climate Talks

"International leaders gathering in Paris to address global warming face increasing pressure to tackle the issue of 'climate refugees.' Some island nations are already looking to move their people to higher ground, even purchasing land elsewhere in preparation. In the U.S. Northwest, sea level rise is forcing a Native American tribe to consider abandoning lands it has inhabited for thousands of years."

Source: NPR, 12/02/2015
November 29, 2015

DEADLINE: Access to Energy Journalism Fellowship

Discourse Media is accepting applications until Nov 29, 2015 for eight fellowships to 1) support journalism on energy access that will have an impact on public discourse locally, in the country/region of the reporter and 2) bring stories on energy access from many different parts of the world together, on one platform, to paint a broader picture of the landscape of energy access issues globally.

November 18, 2015

EPA's Clean Power Plan: What Tribes Need to Know

This final webinar in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series will provide insight into the plan's relevance to tribal communities and show how tribes can and should participate in the 90-day public comment process that began Oct. 23, 2015. Free, RSVP required.

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