Event Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019This new award, sponsored by the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, honors local and regional reporting on science, public-health, technology or environmental issues. Winner receives $5000 and a trip to the Cambridge Science Festival. No entry fee. Deadline: Jan 31, 2019. Environmental HealthHealthJournalism & MediaScienceTechnologyAwardsPublic
Event Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to Thursday, April 25, 2019The theme of the 2019 Native Broadcast Summit in Chandler, AZ is Native Voices · Native Media · Native Truths. This annual event supports capacity building and professional development opportunities specifically for broadcasters and media makers serving Indian Country. Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)Professional MeetingsPublic
Event Date: Friday, January 4, 2019The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) annually awards one $5,000 grant to a woman journalist who carries forward Swedish journalist Kim Wall's legacy of covering important, underreported stories from around the world. Deadline: Jan 4, 2019. Journalism & MediaAwardsPublic
Event Date: Friday, January 4, 2019This fellowship provides support to international journalists who enroll in one of nine graduate programs in journalism at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute (including Science, Health and Environmental Reporting). Must have two years' experience and fluency in English and at least one other language. Deadline: Jan. 4, 2019. […]
Event Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018The Overseas Press Club of America will premiere this documentary about international freelance journalists on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in New York City, followed by a panel discussion (also livestreamed), hosted by veteran foreign correspondent Bill Gentile. RSVP requested. Northeast (CT MA ME NH NJ NY RI VT)InternationalJournalism & MediaOther EventsPublic
In the November 2018 midterm elections, Democrats won the U.S. House of Representatives popular vote by a margin of about 8.6 percent and gained 40 seats in that chamber. For perspective, President Obama won his convincing 2008 and 2012 elections […] The post Congress to confront climate/health care nexus appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
When you consider the causes of air pollution, you probably think of oil refineries and power plants – not huge, modern warehouses full of books, electronics, and other products to be sold online. Victoria: “We don’t see big smokestacks here […] The post E-commerce pollutes communities near mega-warehouses appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
Dear Sara, How will climate change affect public health in my home state of North Carolina in the next 20 or 30 years? – Katie B. in Virginia This question is personal for me, because North Carolina is where I […] The post ‘Will climate change make us sick?’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
Andrea Carmen is a member of the Yaqui Indian Nation of Arizona and Mexico. Forty years ago, she visited her tribal chief. Carmen: “He showed me a whole room full of these little black ears of corn and he said, […] The post Old seeds could help indigenous farmers adapt appeared first on Yale Climate […]
When Heather McTeer Toney visits her elected officials to talk about air pollution, she brings along her two-year-old son. Toney: “I let him run free in the halls of Congress.” Toney, the national field director for Moms Clean Air Force, […] The post Moms lobby for clean air appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
The media has a vital role to play in democracy. Actually, it has a few vital roles. One role is to widely share useful information with the engaged, voting, consumer public. Another role, which you could call a subset of that first role, is to dig beneath the stories that powerful people want to tell […]
As the title implies, the bulls and bears are back, even if the amount of "vocal" bears have diminished in numbers. At first glance, this might not be very visible. After all, there is less negative news this week. However, if you check the recurring headlines chart, the number of articles related to the stock […]
Currently, Tesla has a market capitalization of $62.71 billion, whereas GM is only valued at $48.58 billion. However, keep in mind that in 2009, GM fell to a value of $1.06 billion. Many economists are starting to predict another recession on the horizon. Moreover, self-driving taxis could take annual global demand for cars from 88 […]
The Netherlands had 3,499 plug-in electric vehicle registrations in November, up 221% year over year (YoY). That was the market's best month since December 2016. Overall, it translated into a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) share of 10% and pulled the year-to-date count to 20,516 units (+153%). The 2018 PEV share has thus grown to 4.8%, […]
Researchers have used a bioinformatics approach to integrate information from multiple studies on insecticide resistance in mosquitoes and uncovered a number of important resistance mechanisms that had not previously been recognized.
Human norovirus is a major cause of infections that can be particularly dangerous to children and elderly people. Here, a research team found that human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived intestinal epithelial cells allowed for efficient growth of human norovirus in the laboratory, without requiring human tissue or bile. This method raises fewer practical and ethical […]
A new study shows that several species of bats are giving Madagascar's rice farmers a vital pest control service by feasting on plagues of insects. And this, a zoologist believes, can ease the financial pressure on farmers to turn forest into fields.
A future warmer world will almost certainly feature a decline in fresh water from the Sierra Nevada mountain snowpack. Now a new study that analyzed the headwater regions of California's 10 major reservoirs, representing nearly half of the state's surface storage, found they could see on average a 79 percent drop in peak snowpack water […]