People & Population

February 21, 2023

DEADLINE: Revolutionary Storyteller Grant

Photographers Without Borders will award five recipients $5000 USD each to support the creation of an impactful photography project, a video piece and a community exhibition of the work, which must have a strong, tangible call to action pertaining to land and/or water protection. Apply by Feb 21, 2023.


"Governments Urged To Confront Effects Of Climate Crisis On Migrants"

"Governments must get to grips with the links between the climate crisis and the plight of migrants around the world, experts have said, as increasingly extreme weather is a mounting danger to already vulnerable displaced people, and is potentially pushing more people to flee their homes."

Source: Guardian, 01/11/2023

Water-Sharing in the West: An Urgent and Complicated Environmental Story

Water has always been a precious commodity in the western states. Now, with rapid population growth and a drying climate, the way this resource is shared and distributed is becoming more contentious across the region. Freelance journalist Jennifer Oldham talks about the tensions between supply and demand and how to drill down into water rights laws and policies.

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"Survey: 3.3 Million US Adults Displaced By Natural Disasters"

"More than 1.3% of the adult population in the U.S. was displaced by natural disasters in the past year, with hurricanes responsible for more than half of the forced relocations, according to first-of-its-kind survey results from the U.S. Census Bureau."

Source: AP, 01/06/2023

"Remote Work Is Poised to Devastate America’s Cities"

"The “work from home” revolution has been very good for political columnists who like to write shirtless in pajama pants and share too much personal information with their readers. But the phenomenon hasn’t been so great for America’s cities."

Source: New York, 01/03/2023

"Thousands Will Live Here One Day (as Long as They Can Find Water)"

"In the increasingly dry Southwest, drought and climate change pose a challenge for developers, who need to find creative ways to provide water supply to new communities."

Source: NYTimes, 01/02/2023

"New Regulation Head Revesz Seen as Most Progressive Rules Czar"

"Richard Revesz will take over as the long-awaited head of the Biden administration’s rulemaking review office, a confirmation that gives hope for rule-watchers looking ahead to more stringent environmental standards."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 12/22/2022

Great Bear Lake in NW Territories To Become Indigenous Protected Area

"The Sahtu ́K’aowe Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area is set to move ahead and conserve the world’s eighth largest lake, after an announcement at COP15 biodiversity conference".

Source: The Narwhal, 12/21/2022


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