Disasters

"Dozens Dead As Eta Wreaks Waterlogged Havoc On Central America"

"The remnants of Hurricane Eta unleashed torrential rains and catastrophic flooding on Central America, with fatalities sharply up on Thursday mostly because of mudslides as streets turned into rivers and bridges came tumbling down."

Source: Reuters, 11/06/2020

Virus Spreads In Much Of US, Setting Records And Straining Health Care

"A rapidly rising flood of coronavirus infections engulfed much of the United States on Thursday, setting records for new cases in 20 states, killing 1,158 people and straining the health system’s capacity to keep up with the pandemic.

On Thursday, 116,707 new cases were reported, the second straight record for a single day and a figure that dwarfed the total for any day in the previous worst two periods of the outbreak, in April and July. From Washington state to West Virginia and from Texas to Pennsylvania, the country was awash in record or near-record case counts Thursday.

Source: Washington Post, 11/06/2020
November 10, 2020 to December 3, 2020

Journalism Under Fire

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) hosts this free digital event. This year’s theme is Covering Crisis and will feature leading journalists, photojournalists, political cartoonists, academics and activists who’ll address, dissect and illustrate how journalism is covering today’s overlapping crises.

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Eta Slams Central America, Causes Deadly Mudslides, Strands Fishermen

"Hurricane Eta ripped roofs from homes, unleashed major flooding and caused landslides as it battered the coastline of Nicaragua and neighboring Honduras on Tuesday, reportedly killing at least three people and putting dozens of fishermen in peril."

Source: Reuters, 11/04/2020

Birx Bluntly Contradicts Trump On Covid Threat, Urging All-Out Response

"A top White House coronavirus adviser sounded alarms Monday about a new and deadly phase in the health crisis, pleading with top administration officials for “much more aggressive action,” even as President Trump continues to assure rallygoers the nation is “rounding the turn” on the pandemic."

Source: Washington Post, 11/03/2020

Tracking Respiratory Health Risks From Wildfire Smoke

Respiratory risks are high on the public health agenda these days amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So when Reporter’s Toolbox noticed some exemplary reporting on how West Coast wildfires were polluting the air, it took a look under the hood to see how other environmental journalists might use the same data sets for localized stories.

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