November 22, 2023

DEADLINE: Caribbean Climate Journalism Awards

Climate Tracker, in partnership with Open Society Foundations, launches this inaugural competition aiming to recognize and celebrate outstanding journalism focused on climate change and environmental issues within the Caribbean region. Five prizes of USD$400. Deadline: Nov 22, 2023.

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November 15, 2023

DEADLINE: CNN Academy — Climate Storytelling From the Global South

Early-career journalists and storytellers from and working in the Global South are invited to apply for this Rockefeller Foundation-funded program in Abu Dhabi intended to raise awareness about the impact of climate change in their home countries. All expenses paid. Apply by Nov 15, 2023.


At Least 27 Killed By 'Disastrous' Hurricane Otis, Damage Seen In Billions

"Hurricane Otis claimed the lives of at least 27 people, Mexico's government said on Thursday after one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the country hammered the beach resort of Acapulco, causing damage seen running into billions of dollars."

Source: Reuters, 10/27/2023

Hurricane Otis Unleashes Massive Flooding In Acapulco, Triggers Landslides

"Hurricane Otis tore across Mexico’s southern Pacific coast as a powerful and dangerous Category 5 hurricane Wednesday, unleashing massive flooding in the resort city of Acapulco and setting off looting as desperate relatives tired of waiting for help to arrive."

Source: AP, 10/26/2023

"Norma And Tammy Gain Strength En Route To Mexico, Leeward Islands"

"Two potentially impactful tropical cyclones, both of which could reach land areas as hurricanes over the next several days, were roiling the waters on Thursday west of Mexico and east of the Leeward Islands: Hurricane Norma in the eastern Pacific and Tropical Storm Tammy in the Atlantic."

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 10/20/2023

Tensions Rise in Rio Grande Basin as Mexico Lags in Water Deliveries to US

"In 2020, rebellious Mexican farmers occupied a dam in parched Chihuahua state to prevent the federal government from sending its reservoir water to Texas under a 1944 treaty. With the clock ticking toward another treaty deadline, the two sides are struggling for a solution."

Source: Inside Climate News, 10/11/2023


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