Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

October 21, 2015 to October 22, 2015

Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee will hold a two-day public workshop in Washington, DC to examine the science of attributing specific extreme weather events to human-caused climate change or to natural variability. RSVP required.

Chesapeake Waters Warming, Study Says, Posing Challenges To Healing Bay

"The Chesapeake Bay's waters are warming, in some places more rapidly than the region's air temperatures, researchers from the University of Maryland say. If unchecked, scientists say, the trend could complicate costly, long-running efforts to restore the ailing estuary, worsen fish-suffocating dead zones and alter the food web on which the bay's fish and crabs depend."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 10/15/2015

Maryland’s Gigantic New Oyster Reef: a Pearl That Could Save Chesapeake

"The world’s tallest building stands in Dubai. The largest city is in Japan. Brazil’s Amazon is the largest rain forest. ... But the world’s largest man-made oyster reef is in Maryland. It was finished just days ago, and rests at the watery bottom of Harris Creek on the Eastern Shore, spread across more acres than the national Mall."

Source: Wash Post, 09/24/2015
October 19, 2015

Center for Public Integrity's Minority Fellowship in Investigative Journalism

The Center for Public Integrity seeks applicants for its Minority Fellowship in Investigative Journalism which begins on Oct 19, 2015. There are two openings: one in the Environment & Labor desk and another in Money & Politics.

October 1, 2015

DEADLINE: Cissy Patterson Environment/Science Journalism Fellowships

An additional fellowship within the Alicia Patterson Foundation annual journalism fellowships is being offered in 2015. This new fellowship is specifically for science and environmental journalism and is endowed through a gift by the Cissy Patterson Foundation. $40,000 stipend. Apply by Oct 1.

State Judge Orders Disclosure of Maryland Oil Train Data

A Maryland state judge this month ordered a state agency to give news media routing information about oil trains within Maryland — adding momentum to efforts to warn firefighters and communities about dangers they face. Photo: 2013 Lac Megantic, Quebec, disaster, by Elias Schewel/Flickr.


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