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Unsafe Levels Of E. Coli Found In Paris’ Seine River As Olympics Near

"Water in the Seine River had unsafe elevated levels of E. coli less than two months before swimming competitions are scheduled to take place in it during the Paris Olympics, according to test results published Friday."

Source: AP, 06/17/2024

Tracking the EPA Agenda Through Agency Grants

Much of what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accomplishes, whether cleaning up water, shoring up infrastructure or reducing climate change, is done through its grants program. To help track that spending, the latest Reporter’s Toolbox points reporters to an enhanced EPA grant database tool that lets you search by geography and across other databases. More on how to make the most of it.

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Rethinking Rural Reporting — How To Get Past the Cliches

When covering rural America, mainstream media often defaults to stereotypes steeped in politics and ignores the diversity that actually exists there, as expanding news deserts exacerbate the problem. Reporter Claire Carlson on why this matters — including in discouraging investment around climate change or resource industries urban dwellers depend on. Here’s how journalists can report richer, more nuanced stories about rural people and places.

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#SEJSpotlight: Bennet Goldstein, Investigative Reporter, Wisconsin Watch

Meet SEJ member Bennet Goldstein! Bennet reports on water and agriculture as Wisconsin Watch’s Report for America representative on the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk — a collaborative reporting network across the basin. Before this, he was on the breaking news team at the Omaha World-Herald in Nebraska.

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"World’s Top Banks ‘Greenwashing Their Role In Destruction Of The Amazon’"

"Five of the world’s biggest banks are “greenwashing” their role in the destruction of the Amazon, according to a report that indicates that their environmental and social guidelines fail to cover more than 70% of the rainforest."

Source: Guardian, 06/13/2024
September 27, 2024 to September 29, 2024

Canadian Animal Law Conference

Animal Justice's annual event, this year in Toronto, includes sessions on aquatic animal law & ethics, agricultural exceptionalism, "enriched" cages, selective media coverage, ag gag laws, wildlife policies, biodiversity and more. A related Student Animal Law Conference takes place on Sep 27 (travel funding available). 

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July 19, 2024 to October 18, 2024

IJ4EU Confidential: Unveiling the Secrets of Complex Investigations

This Investigative Journalism for Europe webinar series delves into the backstories of collaborative journalistic projects in Europe and beyond. Taking place on the third Friday of every month, it continues July 19 with "Investigating Russia’s drone war in Ukraine: The making of Russia’s War, Europe’s Burden." 14:00 CEST (8:00 a.m. ET).

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