Journalism & Media

Photos Reveal the Pollination Secrets of Florida’s Most Elusive Flower

"The ghost orchid is one of the rarest and most mysterious flowers in North America. Until recently, scientists could only guess at how the 2,000 or so plants that cling to the trees in Florida’s remote old-growth swamp forests are pollinated—no one had ever photographed the event before."

Source: Audubon magazine, 08/16/2019

"Trump Claims Credit For Shell Plant Announced Under Obama"

"MONACA, Pa. — President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for a major manufacturing complex in western Pennsylvania in his latest effort to reinvigorate the Rust Belt support that sent him to the White House. He was cheered on by fluorescent-vest-clad workers who were paid to attend by Shell, their employer, which is building the facility."

Source: AP, 08/14/2019

"EPA Won’t Approve Warning Labels For Roundup Chemical"

"The Trump administration says it won’t approve warning labels for products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world’s largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical."

Source: AP, 08/13/2019
August 28, 2019

DEADLINE: Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship

The International Center for Journalists invites Latin American journalists passionate about covering climate and sustainability issues to apply for this biennial fellowship, taking place Oct 7-19, 2019 in Lima, Peru. Deadline to apply is Aug 28.


DNC Chair’s New Resolution Could Torpedo Climate Debate Push: Activists

"Democratic National Committee chief Tom Perez has proposed a resolution on the climate crisis that activists fear could be an attempt to undermine the push for a presidential primary debate devoted entirely to global warming."

Source: HuffPost, 08/12/2019

"Revealed: How Monsanto's 'Intelligence Center' Targeted Journalists"

"Monsanto operated a “fusion center” to monitor and discredit journalists and activists, and targeted a reporter who wrote a critical book on the company, documents reveal. The agrochemical corporation also investigated the singer Neil Young and wrote an internal memo on his social media activity and music."

Source: Guardian, 08/09/2019


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