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“Routledge Handbook of Environmental Journalism”

While a “Handbook of Environmental Journalism” might initially sound like a scholarly work on environmental journalism, our BookShelf reviewer finds that the volume reads more like an engaging assembly of accessible accounts on the profession from colleagues across the planet. That makes it a rich resource for working journalists ... and anyone else with a passing interest in environmental issues and how they’re covered.

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March 28, 2022 to April 1, 2022

2022 World Conference of Science Journalists

The World Federation of Science Journalists' 2022 World Conference takes place in Medellín, Columbia. Prepare for a week of education, collaboration, and presentation by and for the Science Journalism community members. Named the ‘Science Journalists Reboot,’ the conference will run from March 28 – April 1, 2022.

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Climate Melting of Glacier Threatens To Flood Peruvian City

"A lawsuit is leaning on the new research that found a global warming fingerprint on the melting glacier threatening to send an outburst flood into Huaraz, Peru."

"Not all of the water from the planet’s melting glaciers is pouring into rivers and oceans. A surprising amount is building up behind unstable piles of rubble left behind by the retreating ice. As the Earth continues to warm, the swelling lakes threaten to burst through the glacial moraines holding them back and wash away the forests, towns and farms below.

Source: Inside Climate News, 02/05/2021

"Former U.S. Climate Leaders Press Biden on Amazon Deforestation"

"During his presidential campaign, Joseph R. Biden Jr. said the United States should mobilize $20 billion to stop the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and impose “significant economic consequences” if deforestation continued."

Source: NYTimes, 02/02/2021

"Colombian Environmental Official Assassinated"

"Javier Francisco Parra, 47, was shot on December 3, 2020 in the municipality of La Macarena, in Colombia’s south near the department of Meta." "Between January 1 and December 6, 2020, a jaw-dropping 284 environmental leaders and defenders have been assassinated in Colombia."

Source: Mongabay, 12/09/2020

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