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March 31, 2010

DEADLINE: Chernobyl Study Trip: Nuclear Power and the Future Energy Economy

What's the future for nuclear power? How do we know if it's "safe enough?" What role does it play in preventing climate change? Learn more by joining the Study Trip to visit Chernobyl in Ukraine, Oct. 15-24, 2010. Travel grants available. Deadline for first review of applicants is March 31st.

Journal Publishes Series on Health Effects of Climate Change

A consortium of US and British agencies, universities, and organizations published a series of studies in The Lancet that analyzed a number of specific situations involving climate change and health impacts, in countries rich and poor. Concurrently, a group of doctors from around the world launched the International Climate and Health Council.

Threatened by Logging: "Forest Medieval"

"Poland's Bialowieza National Park is home to some of the most impressive trees in Europe. Old growth oak, ash, spruce, hornbeam, linden, lime, and pine tower out of sight, their trunks dripping with luscious moss. For millennia these trees (some of which are more than 600 years old) have harbored legions of top carnivores, rare bugs, birds, and plants. Three packs of wolves range the park's wilderness, along with bison, lynx, wild boar, roe and red deer, otter, cranes, storks, three kinds of eagle, and four owl species." The park faces a number of threats, especially logging."

Source: Earth Island Journal, 12/07/2009

UN Credentialing Limits Reporters' Access to Copenhagen Talks

Non-profit media, online media, freelancers, student journalists, and even some mainstream media are having trouble getting credentials to cover the climate treaty talks in Copenhagen Dec. 7-18, 2009. While one root of the problem may be capacity of the building, a key issue is whether non-profits, bloggers, and freelancers are truly legitimate media.

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