Forests

January 28, 2022

DEADLINE: Andes-Amazon Mountains and Jungle Reporting Grants

InquireFirst will award $3,000USD and editorial support to a journalist in Latin America for a project on the impact of infrastructure (hydroelectric dams, international highways, mining and energy, etc.) on the biodiversity of the Andes-Amazon region. Deadline is Jan 28, 2022.

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VP Harris To Announce Wildfire Money In Visit To California On Friday

"Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit a San Bernardino fire station Friday to announce the federal government will provide California $600 million to help the state recover from a historically severe wildfire season while highlighting plans to spend $5 billion more to address the dangers posed by fires, an administration official said."

Source: LA Times, 01/21/2022

"Health Risks of Smoke and Ozone Rise in the West as Wildfires Worsen"

"Simultaneous high levels of the two pollutants, which harm human health, are occurring with increasing frequency, researchers say."

"Dangerous levels of two air pollutants, ozone and smoke, are occurring in tandem with increasing frequency over widespread parts of the Western United States where millions of people live, researchers said Wednesday.

The two harmful pollutants are a result of worsening wildfires and extreme heat, and researchers suggest the increase is linked to climate change.

Source: NYTimes, 01/07/2022

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