Great Plains (IA KS ND NE MO SD)

"Ethanol Mandate, a Boon to Iowa Alone, Faces Rising Resistance"

"AMES, Iowa — Tim Recker has been growing corn in this state his whole life, and using his crops to make ethanol almost as long, at first by the jar for his trucks, now by the barrel for the nation. That is in large part because Congress in 2005 mandated that oil refiners blend ethanol into gasoline."

Source: NY Times, 02/01/2016
January 28, 2016 to January 29, 2016

The Promise & Perils of Nuclear Energy: A Workshop for Journalists

The Missouri School of Journalism invites journalists who cover energy, business, health and the environment to a workshop covering the risks and benefits of nuclear energy for healthcare, research and power generation. You'll obtain sources, story ideas and a better understanding of the science and strategies for telling complex stories. This event will be live-streamed.

Access to Places: A Few Basics for Journalists

The University of Missouri "safe space" incident on Nov 9, 2015 rekindled questions and debate about journalists' First Amendment right of access to spaces. One of the best practical guides to law on this issue is the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press publication, "A Reporter's Field Guide."

Risks of Fire, Nuclear Waste, Stoke Fears of St. Louis Co. Landfills

"Imagine you are a parent, and that out of the blue, you get a letter from your child's school telling you not to worry — that they're ready to evacuate or shelter in place if an underground fire at a nearby landfill reaches radioactive waste on the same property."

Source: NPR, 11/05/2015

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