#SEJSpotlight: Bennet Goldstein, Investigative Reporter, Wisconsin Watch

Meet SEJ member Bennet Goldstein! Bennet reports on water and agriculture as Wisconsin Watch’s Report for America representative on the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk — a collaborative reporting network across the basin. Before this, he was on the breaking news team at the Omaha World-Herald in Nebraska.


"Wild Horses Return To Kazakhstan Steppes After Absence Of Two Centuries"

"A group of the world’s last wild horses have returned to their native Kazakhstan after an absence of about 200 years. ... The wild horses, known as Przewalski’s horses, once roamed the vast steppe grasslands of central Asia, where horses are believed to have been first domesticated about 5,500 years ago."

Source: Guardian, 06/13/2024

"World’s Top Banks ‘Greenwashing Their Role In Destruction Of The Amazon’"

"Five of the world’s biggest banks are “greenwashing” their role in the destruction of the Amazon, according to a report that indicates that their environmental and social guidelines fail to cover more than 70% of the rainforest."

Source: Guardian, 06/13/2024

"Trump’s Energy Guy Talked a Green Game but Now Sells Big Oil Priorities"

"Doug Burgum, the Republican governor of North Dakota, has emerged as a key adviser on energy issues in Donald J. Trump’s campaign to retake the White House, acting as a liaison between Mr. Trump and the oil billionaires whom the former president has encouraged to fund his presidential bid."

Source: NYTimes, 06/13/2024

Climate-Driven Summer Heat Is Already Impacting Outdoor Recreation

"It’s a 90-degree spring day in Moab, Utah, and dozens of people have the same idea: Escape the heat and blistering sunshine by hiking the Mill Creek waterfall trail. The short hike is decently shaded, with opportunities to dip hot feet in the creek—and swim in a small waterfall at the trail’s end. But even this oasis can be dangerous when it comes to extreme heat."

Source: Sierra, 06/13/2024


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