By Finn Hopkins
Recent MSU graduate Cassidy Hough (far right) poses alongside other 2023 Storyfest winners.
Credit: Alexandra Daley-Clark/Lindblad Expeditions
A Michigan State University student recently won a climate change reporting trip to Iceland in a national journalism contest.
Cassidy Hough won first place in the “Best Use of Science or Data” category of the competition with a report on perennial grains for the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism’s Food Fix podcast.
Judges recently announced the winners of the annual national Storyfest competition for exemplary work covering stories on the environment, sustainability and climate change.
By Finn Hopkins
Dr. Bruno Takahashi, research director at the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism has been involved in the production and publication of a 2022 report that explores the intersection of climate change and public health in South America.
The 2022 South America report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change was published on March 28th, 2023. The Lancet Countdown South America (LCSA) investigates links between public health and climate change in 12 countries in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and Suriname.
The LCSA is the product of 21 academic institutions and UN agencies with 28 researchers from various disciplines. The 2022 report seeks to provide evidence and support to decision makers to combat the climate challenges facing South America.