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"Nuclear Rules in Japan Relied on Old Science"

"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2011

Exploring the Impacts of Hydroelectric Megaprojects on Indigenous Lands

Nearly two-thirds of the world’s rivers are impeded by dams and we keep building them in our quest for cleaner and greener sources of electricity. But as podcast producer Farha Akhtar learned while producing a recent episode, these monumental structures are having a profound impact on our planet and catastrophic consequences for many Indigenous people.

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February 15, 2023

DEADLINE: Indigenous Community Media Fund

Cultural Survival's funding of $6,000-$12,000 provides opportunities for Indigenous community radio stations and media outlets to strengthen their broadcast infrastructure and systems while providing training opportunities to their community journalists. Apply by Feb 15, 2023.

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January 31, 2023

DEADLINE: Rest of World Photography Contest

Submit a single image made within the last three years showing how technology impacts you and your communities. Open to photographers of any skill level, living and working in the non-Western world. First-place winner receives $1,000; second-place $500; third-place $250. Deadline is Jan 31, 2023.

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January 31, 2023

DEADLINE: Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants

Media organizations, journalist networks, universities and academic institutions focusing on environmental reporting in the Asia and Pacific region (low-and-middle-income countries only) may apply for grants of US$5,000-$20,000. Deadline: Jan 31, 2023.

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"Fukushima Water To Be Released Into Ocean In Next Few Months, Says Japan"

"The controversial release of more than a million tonnes of water from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will begin in the northern spring or summer, Japan’s government has said – a move that has sparked anger among local fishing communities and countries in the region."

Source: Guardian, 01/13/2023
February 2, 2023

Webinar: How To Cover Infrastructure

The first of Mongabay's 2023 webinars will feature expert panelists who have reported on, studied and worked on issues related to infrastructure development and its impacts on the environment and local communities. The webinar will focus on regions such as Southeast Asia and Latin America. 7pm ET.

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