Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

May 22, 2015

DEADLINE: IJNR Lake Superior Institute

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites applications by May 22 for its Lake Superior Institute, Jun 23-27, 2015, which will look at how the lake is already impacted by our warming world and what the future may hold. Journalists selected for the fellowship will explore natural resource issues in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

June 12, 2015

ONACamp Indianapolis

On June 12, the Online News Association is offering a free, full day of digital media training at the Indianapolis Star, open to all journalists in the area. Interested in attending? Let them know what you’d like to learn. Registration will open later in May.

"Invasive Species Reintroduce Toxic Chemicals To Green Bay Food Web"

"Although contaminants buried in the sediments of Green Bay may be out of sight, they should not be out mind, according to research published last month in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. Two invasive species – the quagga mussel and round goby – can allow a group of toxic chemicals deposited more than 45 years ago to reenter the food web, passing them to predatory fish and possibly people."

Source: Great Lakes Echo, 04/17/2015

Stiff Opposition to Bakken-Bearing Pipeline in Land of 10,000 Lakes

"A Canadian company proposes a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline through some of the Midwest's prized lakes and wetlands, igniting a firestorm among environmentalists, tribes and anti-fossil fuel activists who say the proposal is built on hollow promises of economic development and dubious claims of environmental protection."

Source: EnergyWire, 04/13/2015

Wisconsin Board Rules State Workers Can't Talk About 'Climate Change'

"Discussing climate change is out of bounds for workers at a state agency in Wisconsin. So is any work related to climate change — even responding to e-mails about the topic. A vote on Tuesday by Wisconsin’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, a three-member panel overseeing an agency that benefits schools and communities in the state, enacted the staff ban on climate change."

Source: Bloomberg, 04/09/2015

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