Environmental Justice

December 14, 2020

DEADLINE: HCN Climate Justice Fellow

High Country News' fellowship, for early career print and visual journalists interested in reporting on climate change and environmental justice, will provide on-the-ground reporting opportunities, a chance to dive deep into important stories and professional mentorship and career development. Apply by Dec 14.

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"Wildfire Smoke Is Poisoning California’s Kids. Some Pay a Higher Price"

"The fires sweeping across millions of acres in California aren’t just incinerating trees and houses. They’re also filling the lungs of California’s children with smoke, with potentially grave effects over the course of their lives."

Source: NYTimes, 11/30/2020

"Environmental Justice Crusader Eyed for White House Council"

"President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is considering recommending environmental justice champion Mustafa Santiago Ali to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, as the incoming administration seeks to prioritize the damage pollution takes on poor and minority communities."

Source: Bloomberg, 11/30/2020

EPA Won't Require Industry To Guarantee Funding For Toxic Waste Cleanups

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is declining to require oil and gas, coal, chemical and mining companies to have insurance to cover major spills and accidents."

Source: The Hill, 11/27/2020

Fellowship Opening: HCN Climate Justice Fellow

High Country News, an award-winning magazine covering the communities and environment of the Western United States, seeks applicants for a climate justice fellowship. The fellowship is designed for early career print and visual journalists interested in reporting on climate change and environmental justice, and will provide on-the-ground reporting opportunities and a chance to dive deep into important stories, as well as professional mentorship and career development.

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"Climate Justice Fund Counters 'Centuries Of Underinvestment'"

"Letty Martinez, Shiny Flanary and Xochitl Garnica spent the spring and summer taming weeds and planting crops on their new 2-acre urban farming collective, which offers free produce to low-income customers. Now, they're hoping to add a greenhouse and lighting powered by solar panels."

Source: NPR, 11/25/2020

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