Planning & Growth

U.S. Wildfire Response Badly Off-Base, New Doc Convincingly Shows

A gripping new documentary on raging megafires weaves together stunning cinematography with deeply researched revelations that reveal the futility of current policy around managing wildfires, writes veteran wildfire reporter Robert McClure in a new EJ InSight column. His review, with three big takeaways.

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SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism Awards $47,342 To Support Stories on U.S. Public Lands

Oct 5, 2022 — The Fund for Environmental Journalism has awarded $47,342 for 12 projects selected through the 2022 round of competition for stories on U.S. public lands (lands owned and/or managed by federal, state, local or tribal governments).

October 3, 2022 to October 5, 2022

Pacific Ecological Security Conference

This first-ever conference, co-hosted by the East-West Center in Koror, Palau, will explore a coordinated region-wide response against invasive species that threaten ecosystem sustainability, food security, quality of life and climate resilience across the Pacific Islands.

September 28, 2022

SEJ Webinar: Covering Climate Solutions — Indigenous Communities and Nature-Based Approaches

SEJ's Sep 28, 2022 webinar was a discussion on how Indigenous peoples practiced "sustainable management" efforts long before modern society began talking about conservation, environmental protection or climate change and how their voices can greatly enrich environmental reporting — while enhancing the health of both people and ecosystems. Missed it? Watch the recording.

September 30, 2022

DEADLINE: World Science Forum 2022 Media for Social Justice Fellowships

"Science-interested" journalists anywhere in the world are invited to apply for an expenses-paid fellowship to attend this year's forum in Cape Town, South Africa, Dec 3-10, with flight reimbursement taking place on-site at WSF2022. Apply by Sep 30.


"As Wildfires Grow, Millions of Homes Are Being Built in Harm’s Way"

"Across the Western United States, wildfires are growing larger and more severe as global warming intensifies. At the same time, new data shows, more Americans than ever are moving to parts of the country more likely to burn, raising the odds of catastrophe."

Source: NYTimes, 09/12/2022

Keeping Up With Victims Displaced by Climate Disasters

Disasters driven by climate change can leave a lot of people needing help or being displaced long term. But a key safety net and a central federal aid agency often accomplish little to help climate refugees, reports the latest TipSheet. Get the backstory, plus the outlook, along with questions and resources for stories in your community in the wake of climate disasters.

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