Climate Change

August 5, 2021

Drought in the American West: "The Everything Disaster"

Join a roundtable of experienced journalists and subject-matter experts for a virtual discussion on the drying of the American West, what it means and how to report it. Hosted by SEJ and Circle of Blue. 1:00 p.m. ET.

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August 27, 2021

DEADLINE: NPF Fellowship on Biomass and Climate Change Ahead of COP26 Conference

Join the National Press Foundation for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for 20 U.S. and Canadian journalists to look at the economic, climate and conservation issues posed by biomass. The training will be held Oct 10-13, 2021 in North Carolina (or online if pandemic worsens). The deadline to apply is Aug 27.

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August 6, 2021

DEADLINE: Business & Sustainability Initiative at Solutions Journalism Network

Newsrooms: Apply by Aug 6, 2021 for funding (up to $5,000), training and support by SJN staff for coverage of businesses' role in solutions related to sustainability issues such as climate action, clean water, biodiversity and renewable energy, with a focus on communities served by the solutions.

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La. Researcher Says She Was Fired For Raising Alarm About Dolphin Deaths

"Gulf Coast researchers are raising alarms about a $1.4 billion coastal restoration project’s potential to kill and injure bottlenose dolphins. Now, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries employee whose job it was to count dolphin deaths in the state says she was fired in 2019 because her work reaffirmed the potential of the project to devastate a dolphin population."

Source: La. Illuminator, 07/30/2021

"Forgotten Oil And Gas Wells Linger, Leaking Toxic Chemicals"

"CRANE, Texas — Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her family owned the land."

Source: AP, 07/30/2021

"Toyota Led on Clean Cars. Now Critics Say It Works to Delay Them."

"The Toyota Prius hybrid was a milestone in the history of clean cars, attracting millions of buyers worldwide who could do their part for the environment while saving money on gasoline. But in recent months, Toyota, one of the world’s largest automakers, has quietly become the industry’s strongest voice opposing an all-out transition to electric vehicles — which proponents say is critical to fighting climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 07/29/2021

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