January 27, 2016

DEADLINE: Frontline's Environmental Reportage

The Banff Centre's Frontline program series trains and supports writers who are exploring, testing, witnessing and reporting back on some of the most current and pressing issues of our time. This year’s program, Apr 11-23, 2016, is on environmental reportage. Apply by Jan 27.

"Alberta Launches $3 Billion Climate Change Strategy With Carbon Tax"

"Albertans will pay $3 billion more annually in a new economywide tax on carbon, and will likely have to shell out more for electricity as a result of an accelerated retirement of coal-fired power plants under the NDP government’s new climate-change strategy released Sunday."

Source: Calgary Herald, 11/23/2015

3 Scientists on Research They Couldn’t Discuss With Media Under Harper

"In the scientific community, Max Bothwell is regarded as the go-to guy on 'rock snot,' an unsightly but amusingly nicknamed invasive algae that grows in streams and riverbeds. He’s been an Environment Canada scientist for 36 years, studied the slimy blooms for 22 of those and has published considerable literature on the subject." The Harper government kept him quiet.

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 11/18/2015


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