People & Population

April 25, 2012

DEADLINE: Fellowships for Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and O Eco have developed a Fellowship program to bring journalists to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held June 20-22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Apply by April 25th.


"U.S. Pays $1B To Settle Indian Fund-Mismanagement Suits"

"YAKIMA -- The U.S. will pay more than $1 billion to settle a series of lawsuits brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of tribal money and trust lands, under a settlement announced Wednesday. The agreement resolves claims brought by 41 tribes -- including some in Washington state -- to reclaim money lost in mismanaged accounts and from royalties for oil, gas, grazing and timber rights on tribal lands."

Source: AP, 04/12/2012
June 25, 2012 to June 27, 2012

The Mediterranean City: A Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

This conference in Los Angeles, organized by the Council for Watershed Health, will feature leaders from five Mediterranean regions of the world gathering to discuss reducing the vulnerability of natural and human systems to the effects of climate change. NOTE: An additional panelist is needed for the June 26th lunch session "Media as a Partner in Development."

June 20, 2012 to June 22, 2012

Risk and Response: Sea Level Rise Summit

The summit, coordinated by the Florida Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University, will focus on the complex sea level rise issues in Florida and provide examples from other coastal regions within the US and internationally.


"Anglers Flock To Contaminated Texas Reservoir"

"DONNA, Texas -- Signs bearing a skull and crossbones dot the banks of a reservoir and canal near this town on the U.S.-Mexico border, but the fishermen standing in the reeds nearby ignore them, casually reeling in fish that are contaminated with toxic chemicals and banned for human consumption."

Source: AP, 03/05/2012

"Obama Administration Strengthens Environmental Justice Efforts"

"Federal agencies [Monday] released environmental justice strategies, implementation plans and progress reports, outlining steps they will take to protect communities facing serious health and environmental risks, particularly low-income, minority and tribal populations."

Source: ENS, 02/28/2012


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