Address Risky Human Activities Now Or Face New Pandemics: Scientists

"Globally, numerous infectious diseases are being transmitted between wildlife, livestock and humans at escalating rates, including outbreaks of COVID-19, Ebola, dengue, HIV and others, as the threat of new emergent zoonotic diseases grows ever greater. The cost is huge in lives lost and ruined economies. The driver: human activities, particularly intrusion into wild landscapes and eating and trading wild animals."

Source: Mongabay, 08/06/2021
July 30, 2021

DEADLINE: Ocean + Climate Workshop Series — California Coast

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources will conduct a virtual workshop on August 24-25, 2021 focused on the ocean and climate along the California coast, designed to help journalists explore ocean issues that are underreported in popular media. Deadline: July 30, 2021 at midnight MT (July 31, 2021 at 2:00 a.m. ET).


Madagascar Headed Toward Climate Change-Linked Famine It Did Not Create

"In Madagascar, hunger has already left people eating raw red cactus fruits, wild leaves, even the very locusts that helped decimate crops. The southern part of the country is experiencing its worst drought in decades, with the World Food Program warning that 1.14 million people are food-insecure and 400,000 people are headed toward starvation."

Source: Washington Post, 07/08/2021
July 26, 2021 to July 28, 2021

UN Food Systems Summit 2021 Pre-Summit

The hybrid in-person/virtual United Nations' Pre-Summit in Rome will set the stage for the culminating global event in September by bringing together diverse actors from around the world to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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June 21, 2021

DEADLINE: IJNR Ocean and Climate Workshop Series – Northeastern U.S.

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources virtual workshop, Jul 7-8, 2021, will focus on the ocean and climate in the NE US. Designed to help journalists explore ocean issues that are underreported in popular media. Apply by June 21.



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