California

Environmental Group Donates California Scenic Coastal Expanse To Public

''Cementing protection for one of the largest privately owned pieces of land on California's 1,100-mile coastline, a San Francisco environmental group on Monday donated to the public the Coast Dairies property - a pastoral expanse of rolling meadows, redwood forests and panoramic ocean views north of Santa Cruz."

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 04/16/2014

"Calif Lawmakers Sidestep Bill on Seaworld Shows Until After Elections"

"The bill to ban orca shows and breeding programs at parks in California was introduced by state Assemblyman Richard Bloom, a Santa Monica Democrat, who has said he was inspired by the documentary film, "Blackfish," which tells the story of an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld's park in Orlando, Florida, in 2010."

Source: Reuters, 04/09/2014

Drought Not Over Yet: Calif Storms Improve Snowpack, But It Remains Low

"The much-welcomed storms that hit California this week and over the past month increased the Sierra Nevada snowpack, a critical source of water for cities and farms. But they didn't end the drought, experts say. They simply improved a disastrous situation to dismal."

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 04/02/2014
April 11, 2014

Freelance Pitch Slam & Meet-Up

Got an idea for an environment-related story or a book proposal? SEJ and Capital Public Radio offer you the opportunity (Apr 11, 2014, 5-7 p.m., in Sacramento) to get some feedback on your ideas and meet up with fellow SEJ members. You’ll have two minutes to pitch stories to a panel of news and magazine editors and three minutes to pitch book ideas to a publisher’s representative. Open to all.

April 30, 2014

Groundtruth and Airwaves: Sensor Networks and Emerging Technology for Environmental Journalism

Working journalists from around the world will join a panel of technology experts and research scientists at UC Berkeley to explore opportunities and challenges found at the nexus of DIY sensors, crowdsourced data, and environmental and health journalism. 1-5 p.m. Advanced registration required.

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