Center for Health Reporting editor-in-chief David Westphal writes about the impact of the Center's four-day series “Burning Issue: Gasping for Breath,” which examined the scientific links between woodstove/fireplace smoke and asthma, chronic lung disease and heart problems and highlighted the state's failure to regulate wood smoke pollution.
You'll find searchable inventories of consumer products treated and/or made with nanoparticles, commercial products, medicine, silver nano, agriculture and food, and various maps. Or browse by topic.
Built by an enterprising SHERP student at NYU, this terrific aggregation site for energy news is updated daily. For an added bonus, it also provides living historical and conceptual context for news events in a searchable archive and by topic.
The American Chemical Society offers a collection of resources related to climate change, including presentations from its August 2010 forum on the science of climate change featuring four world-class experts who discussed the state of the science and the importance of dealing with this issue in a scientifically informed manner.
The Columbia Journalism Review's blog The Observatory, edited by Curtis Brainard (pictured at left), critiques environment, science, and medical coverage, as well as politics.
A project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, California Watch covers the state's environment, health, money and politics, education, and public safety. Find story ideas and reporting tips, a blog, recommended bookmarks, and databases to download, such as California wildfire history and top greenhouse gas polluters.
Census of Marine Life scientists have released an inventory of species distribution and diversity in 25 key global ocean areas. Read summaries of the findings and view image and photo galleries.
On the National Conference of State Legislatures website, you'll find information on new or proposed environment and natural resources legislation, including consumer laws. Topics include climate change and air quality, water, land use, waste, environmental health, healthy communities, federal issues, and much more.
Writing about birds? This tri-country resource is a handy starting place for learning bird identification by sight or sound. With free registration, you can contribute photos and recordings, and even customize your own species list for study.
BusinessJournalism.org provides multimedia coverage of its June 28-30, 2010, "Covering the Green Economy" seminar, including investigative environmental journalist Jeff Goodell; Angel Gonzalez, Houston bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires; Pulitzer winner Gary Cohn; auto writer Jim Motavalli; Susanne Rust, environmental investigative reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting's California Watch; Shaun McKinnon of the Arizona Republic and Craig Pittman of the St. Petersburg Times; Bryn Nelson, freelance writer and editor, and former award-winning reporter for Newsday; and more.