Europe

"‘It Devours Everything’: The Crab That Hitched A Ride To Spain"

"Voracious and almost without predators, the blue crab was first sighted in the Ebro Delta on Spain’s Mediterranean coast in 2012, and since then the population has expanded exponentially, wiping out native species and forcing the fishing industry to adapt and find new markets."

Source: Guardian, 04/03/2019

“Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration”

Does the military use ecological restoration as a means to “green” over the complex relationship between nature and culture, undermining the impacts of history and warfare? Our latest BookShelf review of the new volume, “Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration,” explores one author’s argument that it does.

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"European Parliament Votes To Ban Single-Use Plastics"

"The European parliament has voted to ban single-use plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers as part of a sweeping law against plastic waste that despoils beaches and pollutes oceans.

The vote by MEPs paves the way for a ban on single-use plastics to come into force by 2021 in all EU member states. The UK would have to follow the rules if it took part in and extended the Brexit transition period because of delays in finding a new arrangement with the EU.

Source: Guardian, 03/28/2019
May 17, 2019 to May 19, 2019

EIJC & Dataharvest

Co-organized by Arena for Journalism in Europe and Hostwriter, this event in Mechelen, Belgium is for investigative and data journalists. Come for training, learn the background of some of this year’s impressive investigations, get new data sets and learn how to use them, or meet colleagues to form a crossborder group.

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Urgency of Katowice Carries Over to SEJ Mission

From under a blanket of dense smog that hung over the southern Polish town hosting a recent United Nations climate change conference, the president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, Bobby Magill, had a moment of clarity for the profession and the organization. His insights, and how they will affect the future of SEJ as it begins a new strategic planning process, in Magill’s latest SEJ President’s Report. Plus, a special honor for a “tireless” SEJ leader.

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