Alaska and Hawaii

May 31, 2012

DEADLINE: National Tropical Botanical Garden's Environmental Journalism Fellowship

National Tropical Botanical Garden’s Environmental Journalism Fellowship, August 13-17, 2012 in Hawaii, is designed for working journalists in broadcast, print, and online media. It provides deep backgrounding in tropical ecology and conservation, and is designed to enhance informed, accurate reporting on environmental issues. Apply by May 31st.

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"Native Alaskans Divided On State's Oil Drilling Debate"

"Shell Oil plans to explore for petroleum off Alaska's north coast this summer. The native people of Alaska have a big stake in both oil revenue and environmental protection. That conflict has played out in recent trips by Inupiats to Washington, D.C., to argue their case."

Source: NPR, 03/20/2012
March 12, 2012

DEADLINE: Disaster Management and Resiliency Journalism Fellowships

This new 14-day professional dialogue, study and travel program (May 13-27), co-sponsored by the East-West Center and the Center for Global Partnership, will introduce participating journalists to a broad range of disaster management activities in the United States and Japan as well as post-disaster challenges to political, economic and energy resiliency. Apply by Mar 12th.

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"Alaska Expands Aerial Shooting of Bears"

"In a new package of policies criticized even by some hunters, the Alaska Board of Game on Tuesday opened the door to aerial gunning of bears by state wildlife officials. It also debated a measure that would allow more widespread snaring of bears — including grizzlies, which are officially considered threatened across most of the U.S."

Source: LA Times, 01/18/2012

"Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan Clears Hurdle"

"Royal Dutch Shell has been on a six-year crusade to drill in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast, and has spent about $4 billion on the effort so far without drilling a single well. But the company took one more bureaucratic baby step forward this week toward drilling in the Chukchi Sea later this year. An appeals board of the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday rejected four challenges brought by Alaska Native entities and environmental groups like Earthjustice to block Clean Air Act permits covering airborne emissions from industrial operations."

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Source: Green/NYT, 01/16/2012

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