"Years After Monsanto Deal, Bayer’s Roundup Bills Keep Piling Up"

"Three years after Bayer agreed to pay $10 billion to settle claims that its weedkiller, Roundup, caused cancer, juries continue to award plaintiffs in additional cases billions of dollars in damages, even as the German drug and chemicals giant insists it will continue its fight in court."

Source: NYTimes, 12/07/2023
December 13, 2023

SEJ Webinar: Learn How To Apply for Report for America Job Openings

Learn about Report for America and how to apply for more than 50 full-time journalism positions, including 11 environmental positions offered through a partnership with the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Society of Environmental Journalists. These 11 positions are part of the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, a collaborative network meant to boost coverage of environmental and agricultural issues throughout the river basin. 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET.


Reporter Unravels Complex Dynamic Between Climate Change and Nature

Nature-based climate solutions have become a much-talked-of topic, one that journalist Gabriel Popkin turned into a loose beat through which to explore the complicated realities beyond some easy narratives. The resulting stories were published widely to high praise, and in the latest Inside Story Q&A, Popkin spoke about his efforts and offered up five critical factors for producing original, impactful journalism.

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December 8, 2023

Climate Change in Puerto Rico: Public Opinion and Public Engagement

Join the Yale Center for Environmental Communication for a conversation on Puerto Rican public opinion and engagement on climate change. The speakers will cover the Puerto Rican results from the recent global survey conducted by Meta and YPCCC, challenges and opportunities in the agricultural sector, and more. 12:00 p.m. ET.


"Colorado River Deal Opens Cash Spigot For Big Farms"

"A POLITICO investigation has found that many of the deals to save water under the three-year $1.2 billion pact struck by Arizona, California and Nevada in May are driving up the value of existing agreements to save or transfer water by nearly 50 percent."

Source: Politico, 11/28/2023

"As Groundwater Dwindles, Powerful Players Block Change"

"In a country where the value of land often depends on access to water, powerful interests in agriculture, heavy industry and real estate draw vast amounts of water out of the ground. For generations, that water has been treated as an unlimited resource in much of the United States, freely available to anyone who owns a piece of land and can drill a well. Entire local economies have been built around the assumption that the water will never run out."

Source: NYTimes, 11/27/2023


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