Canada

"Pacific Northwest Bakes Under Once-In-A-Millennium Heat Dome"

"The heat wave baking the U.S. Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada, is of an intensity never recorded by modern humans. By one measure it is more rare than a once in a 1,000 year event — which means that if you could live in this particular spot for 1,000 years, you'd likely only experience a heat dome like this once, if ever."

Source: CBS News, 06/29/2021

Uncovering Inequality’s Roots in Timber Poaching

Journalist Lyndsie Bourgon had covered timber poaching in the Pacific Northwest for over a decade when she decided to expand her scope, heading to the Peruvian Amazon to explore old-growth poaching there. In FEJ StoryLog, she shares the ups and downs of that project, made possible in part by a grant from the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Fund for Environmental Journalism.

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"Keystone XL Pipeline Developer Pulls Plug On Controversial Project"

"The firm behind the Keystone XL pipeline officially scrapped the project on Wednesday, months after President Biden revoked a cross-border permit for the controversial pipeline and more than a decade after political wrangling over its fate began."

Source: Washington Post, 06/10/2021

"Save Fairy Creek: The Battle Over Western Canada's Ancient Forests"

"The dispute over felling British Columbia’s ancient forests has been thrust into the limelight by a months-long blockade of private logging company Teal Jones in the Fairy Creek watershed on western Vancouver Island. Protests that started last August have intensified in recent weeks, leading to more than 150 arrests."

Source: Reuters, 06/07/2021

Canadian Journalists Take RCMP to Court Over Fairy Creek Access Bans

"The Canadian Association of Journalists, along with a group of news organizations and press freedom groups, says it plans to take the RCMP to court over its decision to restrict media coverage at the Fairy Creek blockades. Journalists from all over B.C. have been covering the demonstrations against the logging of old-growth trees near Port Renfrew."

Source: CBC News, 05/27/2021
June 3, 2021

Barriers in Science Communications for Black and People of Colour

Science Writers and Communicators of Canada hosts this online panel discussion at Noon ET, moderated by genomics researcher and science communicator Farah Qaiser (pictured), to illuminate the challenges and barriers — and hopes for dismantling them — faced by Black and People of Colour science communicators in Canada.

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