People & Population

"In A Boiling World, Chief Heat Officers Battle 'Silent Killer'"

"As the era of "global boiling" spawns ever deadlier heatwaves, a handful of heat tsars are working with officials in cities from Miami to Melbourne in a race against time to cool urban heat traps and prevent tens of thousands of deaths."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 05/22/2024

California’s First Black Land Trust Makes The Outdoors More Inclusive

"Jade Stevens stands at the edge of a snowy cliff and takes in the jaw-dropping panorama of the Sierra. Peaks reaching more than a mile high form the backdrop to Bear Valley, a kaleidoscope of green pastures mixed with ponderosa pines, firs, cedars and oak trees."

Source: LA Times, 05/21/2024
May 23, 2024

Unsung (Climate) Hero: The Business Case for Curbing Methane

This Project Drawdown webinar will explore the business case for methane reduction, which would require humans to invest billions, change policies, transform practices and change personal consumption. But doing so could return far more in both climate and financial gains. 1:00 p.m. ET.

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July 12, 2024

DEADLINE: LaunchPad Fellowship for NextGen Journalists

This nine-month Renaissance Journalism fellowship is designed for early-career journalists from all media platforms who have the skills, expertise and desire to tackle an ambitious in-depth reporting/storytelling project on a critical social justice issue facing the U.S. $5,000 stipend and mentorship. Apply by Jul 12, 2024.

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Cancer-Causing Benzene Cut In Half At US Refineries In 2023: Report

"The number of U.S. oil refineries exceeding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s action level for benzene in 2023 was cut in half compared to 2020, according to a new report from the Environmental Integrity Project."

Source: EHN, 05/17/2024

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