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Start Tracking Wildfires Before Things Get Hot

With little (and big) fires just about everywhere these days, reporters could use help tracking the myriad blazes. Fortunately, firefighting experts have developed some handy databases that journalists can tap into to better cover this story. Plus, other kinds of data tools to keep on top of fire hazards. And SEJ’s new “Issue: Wildfire” resource page, which includes wildfire headlines from EJToday and more wildfire stories from SEJournal.

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Alaska Tribes Petition to Preserve Tongass Forest Roadless Protections

"Last week, nine native Alaska tribes filed a petition calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to halt the removal of protections for the Tongass National Forest, the country's largest reserve of public woodlands, which the tribes say is vital to their livelihoods."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/06/2020

"Floods, Coronavirus Hobble Two Of India's Poorest States"

"Floods caused by heavy monsoon rains in two of India’s poorest states have displaced or affected 8 million people and killed 111 since May, authorities said on Tuesday, at a time when coronavirus cases have swelled there.

The Brahmaputra river in the northeastern state of Assam is flowing above the “danger level” in many places, while heavy rains that began this week in Bihar in the east will last until Wednesday, officials say.

Source: Reuters, 07/29/2020

"Black Urban Farmers Dig To Uproot U.S. 'Food Apartheid'"

"In a backyard in the Bronx in the mid-1980s, a vine laden with sweet-smelling tomatoes came as a revelation to urban gardening guru Karen Washington. 'It was tomatoes that really got me hooked on growing food, because I hated tomatoes,' she said, laughing at the memory."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 07/29/2020
September 21, 2020 to September 25, 2020

14th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change

CBA14 will take place online, bringing together practitioners, grassroots representatives, policymakers and donors for interactive discussions, workshops and skillshares around the themes of climate finance, adaptation technology, responsive policy, nature-based solutions and youth stream.

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North Dakota: "Hope Outlasts Prosperity In Town Flattened By Oil Bust"

"Even for a pandemic, Main Street is quiet, maybe the quietest it's been during the decade of furious construction that built western North Dakota's Bakken oil fields into the second largest oil-producing region in the nation."

Source: E&E News, 07/28/2020

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