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Ready for Climate Change-Induced Grid Blackouts Along With Heat Waves?

Climate change can mean doubling down on disasters, such as a combination of widespread power outages with the kind of extreme heat that kills. The latest TipSheet explores why such simultaneous disasters are so dangerous, where they’ve happened already, why they are increasingly likely to happen again and how to prepare to cover them in your area.

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"Company Defies Michigan Governor’s Order To Close Pipeline"

"An Upper Midwestern oil pipeline continued operating Wednesday, despite a shutdown demand from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that the operator warned could lead to fuel disruptions similar to those resulting from a cyberattack on an East Coast system."

Source: AP, 05/13/2021
May 23, 2021

DEADLINE: ProPublica's Abrams Reporting Fellows

This two-year-long fellowship is open to three early- to mid-career journalists who want to develop their investigative reporting skills. It pays $75,000 per year and includes full benefits. Fellows will start on July 1, 2021. Apply by May 23, 11:59 p.m. PT.

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May 25, 2021 to May 26, 2021

Great Lakes Fishery Commission 2021 Annual Meeting

GLFC will gather virtually May 25 and 26 for their 2021 Annual Meeting, so the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. 9:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. ET Tuesday and 9:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET Wednesday. RSVP required.

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SEJ Calls on DOJ To Expand Investigation of Minneapolis Police Department

April 22, 2021 — Today, SEJ wrote a letter to Attorney General of the United States Merrick B. Garland calling on the Department of Justice to expand its investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department to include violations of civil rights and of the First Amendment stemming from police targeting journalists in Brooklyn Center and anywhere else in Minnesota that occurred during the recent protests. Read the letter.

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May 10, 2021

DEADLINE: The Richard C. Longworth Media Fellowships

These new fellowships, a collaboration between the Pulitzer Center and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, aim to promote international reporting by Chicago and Midwestern journalists. Two $10,000 fellowships will be awarded each year for the next two years. Apply by May 10, 2021.

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