California

March 1, 2015

DEADLINE: UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship

UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism annually offers eight $10,000 postgraduate Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships in a program established by Michael Pollan, the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. The fellowship, a project of the Knight Center in Science and Environmental Journalism, is supported by a grant from The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation. Aimed at early and mid-career journalists. Apply by March 1st.

"Preserving an Accident, the Salton Sea in California, for the Good of Nature"

"MECCA, Calif. — The area around this town of date palms attracts two kinds of migrants — hundreds of humans who work the land, and millions of birds that stop to rest and gorge at the nearby Salton Sea. The sea is a 110-year-old, increasingly briny, shallow lake that covers 350 square miles but is dwindling fast."

Source: NY Times, 11/12/2014

Sandhill Crane Habitat Shift May Be Due to Drought, Crops

"Every fall and winter at sunset, the sky above Staten Island fills with majestic sandhill cranes alighting in the fields. The sight is more spectacular than usual this year, as the number of cranes wintering on the island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has doubled over the same time in 2013."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 11/10/2014

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