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September 14, 2020

DEADLINE: Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) Grants

FIJ grants of up to $10,000 are awarded for stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public and private sectors. Proposals written for ethnic media and submitted by journalists of color are encouraged. Next deadline is Sep 14, 2020.


"Ski Resorts Blow Fake Snow For A 'Brown' Winter"

"Across the Midwest and northeast this weekend, ski resort towns are celebrating the arrival of winter for the first time this season. Terry Hill has been renting out cabins near Baxter State Park in Maine in 30 years, where she says they only received about four to five inches of snow on Saturday. She usually rents her cabins to those who like to snowmobile, but those cabins are empty right now. She says Maine needs a couple more big storms to make up lost ground for what's been a brown winter."

Source: NPR, 01/16/2012
February 13, 2020 to February 16, 2020

Cinema Verde International Environmental Film & Arts Festival

The 2020 Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival in Gainesville, FL, will feature documentaries, shorts and student films with art, music and an ecofair. This event seeks to broaden the reach of sustainability education and to help make the world a place where we want to live.

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Ringling Bros Agree To Fine For Alleged Animal Welfare Violations

"Life's no circus for the Ringling Brothers these days. The USDA announced Monday that an agreement was reached where Feld Entertainment, Inc., doing business as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Feld), will pay a $270,000 fine for allegedly violating the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)."

Source: Huffington Post, 11/29/2011


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