National (U.S.)

"Fast-Rising Seas Could Swamp Septic Systems In Parts Of The South"

"On the worst days, when the backyard would flood and the toilet would gurgle and the smell of sewage hung thick in the air, Monica Arenas would flee to her mother-in-law’s home to use the bathroom or wash laundry."

Source: Washington Post, 05/23/2024

"Where Heat Waves Might Cause Blackouts: Look Up Your Area"

"Large swaths of California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas are projected to have to endure more than four months every year in which the temperature will be high enough to compromise power transformers, new research shows. As a result, blackouts caused by overheated electrical equipment could become more frequent by mid-century."

Source: Washington Post, 05/23/2024
May 31, 2024

FIJ Webinar: Inside the Investigation — Author Rebecca Clarren

Fund for Investigative Journalism recipient Rebecca Clarren shares how she investigated the practice of taking land from Indigenous communities and giving it to white settlers, and turned it into a book. This session will take participants inside Clarren's reporting and identify resources and tips for journalists and students.

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"Left And Right Unite In Panning House Republicans’ Farm Bill Proposal"

"The proposed version of the $1.5 trillion omnibus unveiled last week by House Agriculture Committee Chair Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) includes several priorities of big agribusiness — proposals that frustrated both right-aligned groups such as the Heritage Foundation and left-leaning ones including the Environmental Working Group amid progressives’ and populists’ broader dislike of what they see as crony capitalism at the U.S. farmstand."

Source: The Hill, 05/22/2024

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