Madagascar Headed Toward Climate Change-Linked Famine It Did Not Create

"In Madagascar, hunger has already left people eating raw red cactus fruits, wild leaves, even the very locusts that helped decimate crops. The southern part of the country is experiencing its worst drought in decades, with the World Food Program warning that 1.14 million people are food-insecure and 400,000 people are headed toward starvation."

Source: Washington Post, 07/08/2021

Journalists Team Up To Continue Colleagues’ Work Exposing Mining Risks

Environmental journalists around the world sometimes pay for their work with their freedom, safety or even their lives. The Forbidden Stories network continues the reporting of some of those journalists, and a team there recently produced an award-winning collaboration to investigate troubles at mining giants in Central America, South Asia and East Africa. “The Green Blood Project” in this month’s Inside Story.

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"Arab States Call On U.N. Security Council To Meet Over Ethiopian Dam"

"Arab states are calling on the U.N. Security Council to discuss the dispute over Ethiopia’s plan to fill a giant dam it is building on the Blue Nile, Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Tuesday after a foreign ministers’ meeting."

Source: Reuters, 06/16/2021
May 8, 2023

DEADLINE: The Everyday Projects Grant

In a new effort to help provide support to photojournalists from diverse backgrounds as they develop their craft, The Everyday Projects will award two $6,000 grants to photographers to work on a long-term project in their community. Deadline: May 8, 2023.

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“Routledge Handbook of Environmental Journalism”

While a “Handbook of Environmental Journalism” might initially sound like a scholarly work on environmental journalism, our BookShelf reviewer finds that the volume reads more like an engaging assembly of accessible accounts on the profession from colleagues across the planet. That makes it a rich resource for working journalists ... and anyone else with a passing interest in environmental issues and how they’re covered.

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December 1, 2025 to December 5, 2025

2025 World Conference of Science Journalists

The World Federation of Science Journalists' 2025 World Conference takes place Dec 1-5 in Pretoria, South Africa, with the theme "Science Journalism and Social Justice – our role in promoting resilience."

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