RSVP – FYI & Participation: Noche de Periodistas: Sat, July 31, 2-6 pm

NAHJ DC members, As we slowly go back to in-person gatherings, it’s time for one of our very special chapter events. Our 10th Annual Noche de Periodistas is almost here!This is our biggest chapter fundraiser of the year and helps fund our scholarship programs.  Saturday, July 31st from 2pm – 6pm! NAHJ Hall of Famer… Continue reading RSVP – FYI & Participation: Noche de Periodistas: Sat, July 31, 2-6 pm

La Junta Directiva Nacional de la NAHJ anuncia una nueva directora ejecutiva interina

Washington, D.C.) – La Asociación Nacional de Periodistas Hispanos (NAHJ) ha seleccionado a la educadora, periodista y líder sin fines de lucro Zita Arocha como su nueva directora ejecutiva interina. Arocha asumirá el cargo el 2 de junio en reemplazo de Alberto B. Mendoza, quien anunció a finales de abril su nuevo cargo como director… Continue reading La Junta Directiva Nacional de la NAHJ anuncia una nueva directora ejecutiva interina

International Monsanto Tribunal

https://en.monsantotribunal.org/Startpagina-en-mt Journalist and author Marie-Monique Robin has documented the entire process of the Monsanto Tribunal with a film. “The International Monsanto Tribunal, the Making of” goes behind the scenes and tells the story of this extraordinary project. “The International Monsanto Tribunal, the Making of” is freely accessible. It aims at being a tool for information and awareness-raising for… Continue reading International Monsanto Tribunal

Farm to Factory: Big Ag’s Manure Machine, Part 2 – WhoWhatWhy

ENVIRONMENTFarm to Factory: Big Ag’s Manure Machine, Part 2MAX STEINER07/13/21This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. See Part 1 of this series here.“If you want to think of an industry or an aspect of our economy that makes the least sense ecologically and socially,… Continue reading Farm to Factory: Big Ag’s Manure Machine, Part 2 – WhoWhatWhy

In rural New Mexico, water systems need funding and support | The NM Political Report

ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTIn rural New Mexico, water systems need funding and supportBy Hannah GroverJuly 19, 2021Hannah Grover/NM Political ReportHundreds of mutual domestic water associations like North Star, pictured July 16 in Aztec, provide drinking water to rural New Mexicans.As state Rep. Susan Herrera, D-Embudo, listened to discussions about drought in New Mexico during a legislative Water… Continue reading In rural New Mexico, water systems need funding and support | The NM Political Report

Weekly Agriculture Newsletter: Politicians look to rein in Chinese farm ownership

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/weekly-agriculture/2021/07/19/politicians-look-to-rein-in-chinese-farm-ownership-796571 Quick Fix— Lawmakers on the Hill are increasing the call to crack down on foreign investments in U.S. agricultural land, specifically targeting Chinese companies.— Climate change is being discussed as a growing root cause to immigration due to increasing natural disasters and drought that have devastated the agricultural sector of Central America.—The American food… Continue reading Weekly Agriculture Newsletter: Politicians look to rein in Chinese farm ownership

FYI: Cosigned Broadband Priority Letter to Secretary Yellen

Dear Cosigners, Here is the cosigned letter to Secretary Yellen we filed on Thursday in support of Treasury’s Interim Final Rule that prioritizes broadband deployment to the unserved first. Thank you for your willingness to support the unserved in rural America who are on the wrong side of the digital divide and deserve priority connectivity.… Continue reading FYI: Cosigned Broadband Priority Letter to Secretary Yellen

Moon’s ‘wobble’ could lead to higher flooding on coasts, NASA says

by Charles Hilu  | July 18, 2021 09:00 AM https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/moons-wobble-higher-flooding-coasts-nasa People living in coastal areas may see record flooding caused by the moon in the next decade or so. Astronomical cycles, coupled with rising sea levels from climate change, may cause a surge in coastal flooding beginning in the mid-2030s, according to a study from… Continue reading Moon’s ‘wobble’ could lead to higher flooding on coasts, NASA says

USDA, FCC, and NTIA Announce Interagency Agreement to Coordinate Broadband Funding Deployment

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced an interagency agreement (PDF, 274 KB) to share information about and coordinate the distribution of broadband deployment federal funds. In accordance with the Broadband Interagency Coordination Act, the respective Cabinet and agency leaders… Continue reading USDA, FCC, and NTIA Announce Interagency Agreement to Coordinate Broadband Funding Deployment

U. S. Department of Agriculture appointments by Joe Biden, As of June 23, 2021​

Below is a list of nominations and appointments to the Department of Agriculture by Joe Biden, the 46th President of the United States. As of June 23, 2021, according to tracking by The Washington Post and Partnership for Public Service, 2 nominees have been confirmed, 4 nominees are being considered by the Senate, 6 nominees have been appointed to positions… Continue reading U. S. Department of Agriculture appointments by Joe Biden, As of June 23, 2021​