People & Population

Texas Storm And Outages Killed Hundreds More People Than The State Says

"The true number of people killed by the disastrous winter storm and power outages that devastated Texas in February is likely four or five times what the state has acknowledged so far. A BuzzFeed News data analysis reveals the hidden scale of a catastrophe that trapped millions of people in freezing darkness, cut off access to running water, and overwhelmed emergency services for days."

Source: BuzzFeed News, 05/31/2021
June 10, 2021

Authentic Authorship: Understanding Indigenous Claims and Connections

The Native American Journalists Association will host this virtual roundtable intended to help non-Indigenous editors and producers understand the nuance and complexity of Indigenous connections to better examine Indigenous claims by sources and authors. 5 p.m. ET.

June 30, 2021

DEADLINE: Allard Prize for International Integrity

Awarded to an individual, movement or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption or protecting human rights, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the Rule of Law. Video competition deadline: June 30, 2021.

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The Year Nature Became Mainstream Medicine

An unusual student journalist, moonlighting in between his Ph.D. training as a clinical psychologist, turned an interest in the ways nature can heal into an award-winning story for a prominent magazine, and in the process helped prompt skyrocketing interest among mainstream physicians in “prescribing nature.” Aaron Reuben shares his experience in the new EJ Academy.

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June 15, 2021

DEADLINE: Kozik Environmental Justice Reporting Grants

The National Press Foundation and the National Press Club Journalism Institute will award grants of $10,000 to $25,000 to US journalists for stories in any medium that center on environmental justice and environmental racism in the United States. Deadline: Jun 15, 2021.


"Even Amid a Pandemic, More Than 40 Million People Fled Their Homes"

"Storms, floods, wildfires — and to a lesser degree, conflict — uprooted 40.5 million people around the world in 2020. It was the largest number in more than a decade, according to figures published Thursday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, a nonprofit group based in Geneva that tracks displacement data annually."

Source: NYTimes, 05/21/2021
May 26, 2021

Envisioning Our Future: Climate and Racial Justice

Environmental justice is racial justice. What are some of the most promising opportunities in helping communities most at risk of suffering the negative effects of climate change? Join Grist for a live conversation with Alicia Garza (pictured), principal, Black Futures Lab and co-creator, #BlackLivesMatter. 12pm ET.



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