Central America & the Caribbean

NOAA’s Hurricane Outlook Calls For 6th Straight Above-Average Season

"Just months after the conclusion of the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its 2021 outlook, calling for another active season. The agency is the latest of several forecasting groups watching the upcoming hurricane season’s potential to overperform for the sixth year in a row."

Source: Washington Post, 05/21/2021

Storm Surge Maps Help Envision Potential Hurricane Flood Catastrophes

Dangerous storm surge that often follows hurricanes can be the focus of life-saving journalism. Reporter’s Toolbox helps environmental journalists get ahead of storm surge with a key resource — a powerful government database and related maps showing surge hazards. Together with real-time advisories and a better understanding of what causes storm surge, Toolbox helps you better cover this danger.

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After 3rd Leak, EPA Probes Whether St. Croix Refinery Poses ‘Imminent Risk'

"The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed “an imminent risk to people’s health” after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced three schools to close."

Source: Washington Post, 05/07/2021

"EPA Hits Troubled Virgin Islands Oil Refinery With A Violation Notice"

"A giant oil and gas refinery was served with a “notice of violation” by the Environmental Protection Agency following two major accidents that released noxious fumes and a chemical-filled vapor cloud over nearby neighborhoods in the U.S. Virgin Islands."

Source: Washington Post, 05/04/2021
May 10, 2021

DEADLINE: Solutions Journalism Study Abroad Program

Solutions Journalism Without Borders' pilot program in Antigua, Guatemala will run from July 3-31, 2021. Learn how to catalyze high-impact solutions reporting in order to amplify marginalized voices and reframe coverage of complex issues in underserved communities around the world. ​Deadline is May 10.

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March 29, 2021

Reporting on Tropical Forest Carbon

Join the the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting for a Noon - 1pm ET conversation with three journalists (including SEJ members Daniel Grossman and Dado Galdieri) who have reported on the promise and perils of tropical forest carbon projects.

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Trump’s Parting Gift to St. Croix: One of America’s Largest Refineries

"Environmentalists say Trump’s EPA bent rules to speed its restart. Now, they want President Biden to address what they call a textbook case of environmental injustice."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/23/2021

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