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"Wildfire Fighters Describe A Mental Health Crisis On The Frontlines"

"Extreme working conditions, low pay and high turnover are leading to a crisis exacerbated by more intense wildfires. Eighteen firefighters tell their stories of the mental toll — from burnout to PTSD to the loss of peers to suicide."

Source: The Narwhal, 09/21/2023

Wildfire Smoke Is Erasing Years Of Progress Toward Cleaning Up America's Air

"Over the last few decades, air in the U.S. has undergone a remarkable transformation: pollution levels of health-damaging tiny particles have dropped by roughly 40% since 2000, primarily thanks to the country's decades-long effort to improve air quality through the Clean Air Act, a landmark environmental law."

Source: NPR, 09/21/2023
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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E. New England Bracing For Rain, Winds From Hurricane Lee Starting Friday

"Eastern New England was bracing Thursday afternoon for the arrival of Hurricane Lee, which was expected to bring a nasty mix of heavy rain, strong winds and high seas to the region starting Friday and lasting into Saturday, forecasters said."

Source: USA TODAY, 09/15/2023
November 1, 2023

DEADLINE: Messengers of Biodiversity Reporting Grant

The Sitka Foundation, in partnership with the Science Media Centre of Canada, invites applications from journalists worldwide for one of 10 grants to support reporting and writing or broadcast stories about biodiversity issues in British Columbia. Deadline is Nov 1, 2023.

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"In Its Push To Build Houses, Ontario Says Energy Efficiency Has To Wait"

"Rules to ensure new homes use less energy could reduce homeowners’ bills. But at a meeting between the province and federal government, Ontario said it’s focused on building fast and cheap".

Source: The Narwhal, 09/12/2023

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