Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

"This Documentary Shows The Huge Stakes Of Fighting For A Free Press"

"In the fall of 2019, journalists at Mvskoke Media, the news outlet covering the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma, were documenting a dramatic election season while also facing a tough fight to safeguard their right to report the story."

Source: HuffPost, 12/04/2023

"Texas Board Rejects Many Science Textbooks Over Climate Change Messaging"

"A Republican-controlled Texas State Board of Education on Friday rejected seven of 12 proposed science textbooks for eighth graders that for the first time will require them to include information on climate change."

Source: Texas Tribune, 11/20/2023

Gathering Offers Sobering Look Ahead at 2024, But With Glimmers of Hope

Top environmental journalists and others at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual “Journalists’ Guide to Environment and Energy” program foresee some challenging realities to cover in 2024, most notably with the ongoing impacts of climate change. Bright signs emerged as well. Read our take, watch the event video and visit our full “2024 Journalists’ Guide to Environment + Energy” special report.

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"Oil or Water? Midland Says Disposal Wells Could Threaten Water Supply"

"As oil and gas companies struggle to dispose of their wastewater in the Permian Basin, the city of Midland is challenging applications for disposal wells near one of its drinking water sources."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/13/2023

20 Farming Families Use More Water From Colorado R. Than Some Western States

"Tens of millions of people — and millions of acres of farmland — rely on the Colorado River’s water. But as its supply shrinks, these farmers get more water from the river than entire states."

Source: ProPublica/Desert Sun, 11/13/2023

Texas Could Spend U.S. Funds Meant To Cut CO2 Emissions On Highway Projects

"The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act required Texas’ transportation agency to create a carbon reduction strategy to get $641 million federal dollars. Critics say the plan is unlikely to meaningfully cut greenhouse gasses from the state’s massive transportation sector."

Source: Texas Tribune, 11/07/2023
July 25, 2024 to July 27, 2024

Indigenous Media Conference

The Indigenous Journalists Association (IJA) will host the Indigenous Media Conference (IMC), formerly known as the National Native Media Conference, at the Omni Hotel in Oklahoma City, July 25-27, 2024.

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