November 15, 2023

DEADLINE: CNN Academy — Climate Storytelling From the Global South

Early-career journalists and storytellers from and working in the Global South are invited to apply for this Rockefeller Foundation-funded program in Abu Dhabi intended to raise awareness about the impact of climate change in their home countries. All expenses paid. Apply by Nov 15, 2023.


In Benin, Voodoo’s Birthplace, Believers Bemoan Shrinkage Of Sacred Forests

"For many people in Benin, the forests empowered them before they were born, or in the first months of their lives. Barren women performed Voodoo rituals by sacred trees to get pregnant. Others were brought as newborns by parents seeking to ward off evil spirits."

Source: AP, 10/31/2023

Deadly Explosion Off Nigeria Shows Global Threat From Aging Oil Ships

It was the dead of night when the ship caught fire, Patrick Aganyebi remembers, but the flames made it seem as bright as day. ... Five workers were killed and two others presumed dead in the blast on the Trinity Spirit, a rusting converted oil tanker anchored 15 miles (24 km) off the coast of Nigeria that pulled crude oil from the ocean floor."

Source: AP, 10/31/2023

Drought And Rising Temperatures Drove Millions Of Somalis From Homes

"Between 2016 and 2018, more than 2 million people in Somalia fled their homes, finding refuge elsewhere within their country." "A small increase in average monthly temperatures led to a 10-fold jump in the number of refugees."

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 10/24/2023

Author Brings Far-Reaching Insight to ‘The Three Ages of Water’

Leading water expert Peter Gleick’s new book on water’s past, present and future is an ambitious volume that offers a panoramic look at this essential resource — and hope for living in harmony with it in the future. BookShelf Editor Tom Henry calls “The Three Ages of Water” a rare book of breadth and depth, part history and part sustainable remedy. Read his review.

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"Battling Desertification: Bringing Soil Back To Life In Semiarid Spain"

"Southeastern Spain is experiencing the northward advance of the Sahara Desert, leading to declining rainfall, soil degradation, and climate change-induced droughts, threatening agricultural lands that have been farmed for many centuries."

Source: Mongabay, 10/18/2023


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