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"Nuclear Rules in Japan Relied on Old Science"

"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2011

"Wild Horses Return To Kazakhstan Steppes After Absence Of Two Centuries"

"A group of the world’s last wild horses have returned to their native Kazakhstan after an absence of about 200 years. ... The wild horses, known as Przewalski’s horses, once roamed the vast steppe grasslands of central Asia, where horses are believed to have been first domesticated about 5,500 years ago."

Source: Guardian, 06/13/2024
October 22, 2024 to October 25, 2024

27th IAVE World Volunteer Conference

With difficult progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, hundreds of volunteer representatives will make the case at this International Association for Volunteer Effort event in Busan, South Korea that volunteer action is essential, and has untapped potential, to help the world achieve a sustainable future.

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"Bangladeshi Garment Workers Fall Ill As Temperatures Soar"

"In the factory where Aysha Talukder Tanisa stitches jeans and children's clothes for Western brands, the cooling system has been no match for Bangladesh's longest heatwave in 70 years. "Some of us - mostly girls - fall sick, vomiting or swooning due to the boiling heat," the 22-year-old told Context by phone from Ashulia, a town near the capital, Dhaka."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 06/06/2024

"Modi Will Feel the Heat in a Third Term. And Not Just Politically."

"Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist prime minister who claimed victory Tuesday for a third five-year term, will face major challenges fueled by climate change. India, the world’s most populous country, is also among the most vulnerable to climate hazards."

Source: NYTimes, 06/05/2024
June 6, 2024

DEADLINE: Climate Change Media Partnership COP29 Reporting Fellowship

The CCMP Reporting Fellowship aims to bring up to 20 journalists from low- and middle income countries to report in-person at COP29 in Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov 11-22. Includes airfare, accommodation, meals, travel medical insurance and ground transportation costs. Apply by June 6.

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"Indian Capital Swelters As Temperature Hits All-Time High Of 52.9 Celsius"

"Delhi recorded an all-time high temperature of 52.9 degrees Celsius (127.22 Fahrenheit) on Wednesday as extreme heat conditions gripped the north and western parts of India, causing students to faint in schools and drinking water taps to dry up."

Source: Reuters, 05/30/2024

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