Environmental Health

"In Florida, Gen Z Activists Step Into the Fight Against Sugarcane Burning"

"Every year, farmers in South Florida set fire to more than 400,000 acres of sugarcane fields pre-harvest, creating a “black snow” of ash and soot that falls on the low-income communities nearby."

Source: Youthcast Media Group, 10/20/2023
November 6, 2023 to November 10, 2023

Semana do Jornalismo de Ambiente 2023

Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (LPN) apresenta em 2023 a segunda edição da Semana do Jornalismo de Ambiente. O evento terá lugar nas tardes de 6 a 10 de novembro na Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, em Lisboa, Portugal.


Texas Quietly Sets Weak Cancer Risk Standard For Industrial Air Pollution

"The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has quietly proposed maintaining a target cancer-risk level for air pollution permits that scientists and public health officials consider inadequate to protect public health, especially for communities like those east of Houston that are exposed simultaneously to many sources of industrial emissions."

Source: Inside Climate News, 10/17/2023

"No Shade, No Water, And Record Heat: More Migrants Die In U.S. Desert"

"Veteran firefighter Daniel Medrano got out of his truck somewhere in the barren outskirts of Sunland Park, New Mexico, where a vast expanse of yellow sand is dotted by stubby bushes. Under one, he found a body."

Source: Reuters, 10/16/2023

Here’s Your Handy Doomsday Dataviz Dashboard

If you’re harboring serious doubts about the climate future but want to be prepared to cover it, the latest Reporter’s Toolbox offers up a seasonably ghoulish list of a dozen and a half great visualization sources to help tell the story. And lest it leave you spooked, remember, as the saying goes, everything will be OK in the end. And if it's not OK, it's not the end.

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