People & Population

December 1, 2020 to December 11, 2020

Prague Media Point Conference

The seventh annual Prague Media Point conference, virtual this year, will focus on adapting or replicating successful projects and approaches in different contexts. Discussions will include media freedom, COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, diversity; self-help for news organizations; COVID-fueled innovations; and more.

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"Dozens Dead As Eta Wreaks Waterlogged Havoc On Central America"

"The remnants of Hurricane Eta unleashed torrential rains and catastrophic flooding on Central America, with fatalities sharply up on Thursday mostly because of mudslides as streets turned into rivers and bridges came tumbling down."

Source: Reuters, 11/06/2020

Polluter Moving From Wealthy, White Home To A Low-Income Latino Area

"Chicago is facing scrutiny from federal housing officials, who are investigating why the city is allowing a chronic polluter to move from the wealthy, largely white North Side to a low-income, predominantly Latino neighborhood near the Indiana border."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 11/04/2020

"2020 Fires Endangering Uncontacted Amazon Indigenous Groups"

"Amazon fires this year are seriously threatening Indigenous territories in which isolated uncontacted Indigenous groups make their homes. Brazil has an estimated 100+ isolated Indigenous groups living within its borders, more than any other Amazonian nation."

Source: Mongabay, 10/30/2020

Top DOI Official Used White Supremacist Website To Support Racial Views

"Weeks after the Interior Department halted diversity training to comply with an executive order from President Trump, a top assistant at the agency is under scrutiny for defending Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of fatally shooting two people and injuring a third during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wis."

Source: Washington Post, 10/30/2020

Auditor Slams CA For Exide Cleanup Delays, Sees Costs Near $650 Million

"The cleanup of thousands of lead-contaminated homes, child-care centers, schools and parks surrounding the closed Exide battery recycling facility in Vernon is running behind schedule and over budget due to poor management by California regulators and has left children at continued risk of poisoning, according to a state audit released Tuesday."

Source: LA Times, 10/28/2020

Revealed: The Full Extent Of Trump's Assault On US Wilderness

"Under Donald Trump, the government has auctioned off millions of acres of public lands to the fossil fuel industry, the Guardian can reveal, in the most comprehensive accounting to date of how much public land the administration has handed over to oil and gas drillers over the past four years."

Source: Guardian, 10/27/2020

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