Health

December 7, 2022

Webinars on the Environmental Justice Index: National Tool to Measure the Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Burden on Health

Choose from three dates to learn how to use the new Environmental Justice Index (EJI). The EJI is the first national, place-based tool designed to measure the cumulative impacts of environmental burden through the lens of human health and health equity.

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Documentary Tells of Human, Environmental Toll of Unexploded Ordnance

A film by reporting duo Jerry Redfern and Karen Coates — supported by a grant from the Society of Environmental Journalists — shows the ongoing human and environmental harm of the unexploded U.S. bombs and other ordnance dropped on Southeast Asian villages during the Vietnam War. “Eternal Harvest,” which builds on their earlier book on the topic, was made painstakingly over years, and in the latest FEJ StoryLog, the couple explains their process and storytelling approach.

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Sleuths Tap Obscure Toxics Database To ID Loophole on PFAS

Data specialists working with two databases, one familiar and one little-known, have uncovered how companies may be able to hide releases of the family of toxic PFAS chemicals. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox details the data revelation and explores how journalists may make use of the Chemical Data Reporting service’s datasets for their own stories.

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December 1, 2023

DEADLINE: USC Annenberg California Health Equity Impact Fund

California-based professional journalists (including freelancers) or reporters from national outlets doing a California-focused project are eligible for this fund comprising a $2,000-$10,000 stipend, five months of professional mentorship from a veteran journalist and more. Apply by Dec 1, 2023.

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Environmental Reporting Through an Indigenous Perspective

Indigenous communities that have tried to live in balance with nature have seen their practices largely ignored. But now many have turned to them for guidance. As part of a special initiative from the Society of Environmental Journalists on covering climate solutions, we offer a tipsheet from journalist Brian Bull on reporting on how Indigenous people use nature-based environmental solutions. Also, check out additional resources and watch video from an earlier webinar.

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Lead Ammo and Tackle, Decades Later, Still Fought Over by Big Guns

Lead kills. With hunting and fishing seasons underway, lead ammo and tackle put a known neurotoxin into the ecosystem. And that renews a long-standing controversy, with a tug of war over rules limiting lead at the local and federal levels. The latest TipSheet examines why it matters to vulnerable species, like the bald eagle, as well as to humans. Plus, local story ideas and resources.

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November 2, 2022 to November 3, 2022

Working Away at Climate Change: Reporting on the Intersections of Climate Change, Rights and Labor

The Global Landscapes Forum and Pulitzer Center invite applications to attend this free online seminar for English-speaking journalists to better examine climate change through the lenses of the rights and labor of those most vulnerable. Get interview opportunities and a ticket to GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change, Nov 11-12, 2022.

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September 26, 2023

AMA With Scientists From the Food Packaging Forum

The experts of the Switzerland-based Food Packaging Forum’s Scientific Advisory Board will be available to answer questions about how chemicals in food packaging affect human health, sustainable packaging, green chemistry, plastic and chemical pollution, microplastics, endocrine disruption, and more, 11:30 a.m. EST, on Reddit.

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