Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

"Amid Fracking Boom, Cities Fear Explosive Safety Risk It Can Carry"

"While the global fracking boom has stabilized North America’s energy prices, Chicago — America’s third largest city and the busiest crossroads of the nation’s railroad network — has become ground zero for the debate over heavy crude moved by oil trains."

06/02/2015

"Airport Beekeepers Get a Second Chance"

"Every 10 days, Thad Smith enters a piece of land that is otherwise forbidden to most people: The empty acreage around Chicago’s O’Hare airport. It’s there that Smith and his crew from the Westside Bee Boyz tend to 75 beehives. Last year, he and his fellow beekeepers harvested 1,600 pounds of honey in the otherwise unoccupied land beneath O’Hare’s airspace."

05/29/2015
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.

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