Two Communities, Two Hazards and the Two Award-Winners Reporting Them

Two outstanding features — one on air pollution from a local coke plant in Pennsylvania, another on deaths from a shellfish toxin in Alaska, and both focused on public health, neglected communities and environmental justice — are the subject of the new Inside Story Q&A. Society of Environmental Journalists’ award-winners Nancy Averett and Zoya Teirstein share their reporting insights and advice.

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September 22, 2021

NYC Climate Week: Protecting 80% of the Amazonia by 2025

As the Amazon rainforest is in danger of flipping toward a savanna due to extractive activities, this webinar brings together Indigenous leaders with researchers from the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network to present evidence-based solutions and a global call to action. 2-3:30 p.m ET.


Canadian Miner Looms Large As Nauru Expedites Key Deep-Sea Mining Rules

"Nauru, which sponsors a company to mine the seabed for minerals in ungoverned waters, has triggered a rule with the International Seabed Authority that requires it to allow seabed mining in two years, regardless of whether regulations have been written."

Source: Mongabay, 07/28/2021

Reconciling the Divide — How To Report Environment and Religion Together

New thinking and narratives are needed to solve complex environmental challenges like the climate crisis. But for journalists, the ongoing split between religion and environment beats hampers that effort. It’s a reality environmental journalist Meera Subramanian knows from conversations at her own kitchen table. So she helped organize a recent Society of Environmental Journalists’ webinar to explore closing the gap.

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June 10, 2021

Authentic Authorship: Understanding Indigenous Claims and Connections

The Native American Journalists Association will host this virtual roundtable intended to help non-Indigenous editors and producers understand the nuance and complexity of Indigenous connections to better examine Indigenous claims by sources and authors. 5 p.m. ET.

June 14, 2021

DEADLINE: The Everyday Projects Grant

In a new effort to help provide support to photojournalists from diverse backgrounds as they develop their craft, The Everyday Projects will award two $6,000 grants to photographers to work on a long-term project in their community. Deadline: June 14, 2021 at midnight PT (June 15, 2021 at 3:00 a.m. ET).

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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.

May 26, 2021

Envisioning Our Future: Climate and Racial Justice

Environmental justice is racial justice. What are some of the most promising opportunities in helping communities most at risk of suffering the negative effects of climate change? Join Grist for a live conversation with Alicia Garza (pictured), principal, Black Futures Lab and co-creator, #BlackLivesMatter. 12pm ET.



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