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"The Human Limit: The Inequality Of Heat"

"After the third day without power, the residents of Kasia Bagan had had enough. Their city of Kolkata was in the midst of a blistering heat wave, with temperatures rising to 105 degrees, making life in the narrow lanes and in their tiny one-room homes nearly unbearable."

Source: Washington Post, 09/26/2023

To Cover Climate Equity Well, Journalists Must Maintain Mental Health

When climate journalists — especially those confronting various forms of oppression in their own communities — witness environmental destruction and human suffering, the trauma can creep into our psyches. But sometimes our professional stance keeps us from seeing the harm to our mental health. In her new Voices of Environmental Justice column, Yessenia Funes looks at the question head-on, exploring resources and paths to better self-care.

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November 30, 2023 to December 12, 2023

COP28 (United Nations 28th Conference of Parties)

COP28 will take place from November 30 until December 12, 2023 in Expo City Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Find out how you can cover it in person or from wherever you are.

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COP28 Will Be Earth-Shaping News in 2024 and Beyond

When nations converge this fall for the latest round of annual talks on harnessing climate change, they meet at a crucial juncture. Will the increasingly dramatic impacts of global warming, and the prospects of worse, focus their attention enough to bring about progress? In this sweeping analysis, Backgrounder assesses the varied pressures at play at the coming COP28, along with tips for covering it, from up close or afar.

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October 1, 2023

DEADLINE: East-West Center's Melvin M.S. Goo Writing Fellowship

The East-West Center will award US$10,000 in financial support to an individual journalist, author, or writer from the United States or China for a project that will promote better understanding between the people of the two countries; focus on underreported feature topics; and reach a broad audience. Deadline: Oct 1, 2023.

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October 9, 2023

DEADLINE: Cross-Border Reporting on Climate Change Workshop

The East-West Center's second cross-border journalism workshop and collaborative reporting series takes place Jan 7-13, 2024, in Kathmandu, Nepal for 10 Pakistani and 10 Indian journalists experienced in reporting on climate issues. Apply by Oct 9.

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