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"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

Half Of World's Pastures Degraded By Overuse, Climate Change: UN Report

"Half the world's natural pasture land has been degraded by overexploitation and the impact of climate change, putting food supplies and livelihoods in peril, the United Nations body in charge of fighting desertification said on Tuesday."

Source: Reuters, 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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Sea Tribunal Says Countries Must Prevent Greenhouse Gases From Harming Oceans

"An international tribunal said on Tuesday that countries have binding legal obligations to prevent greenhouse gasses from harming the world’s oceans in a landmark opinion that experts say could strengthen climate-vulnerable countries’ efforts to hold major polluters accountable and drive action to fight climate change."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/22/2024

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