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Obama Administration Trying To Speed up Transmission Line Approvals

As part of its push to improve the nation's power system, the Obama administration is trying to expedite construction of 7 transmission lines, in various stages of planning and design, spanning 3,100 miles in 12 states.

October 2, 2016

DEADLINE: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival seeks submissions for its 13th annual event, Feb 19-28, 2016. Open to non-fiction films and videos of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates. 2016 deadlines: Jul 1 (earlybird); Sep 2 (regular); Oct 2 (final).

September 30, 2011

DEADLINE: IJNR Energy Country Institute — NM and CO

IJNR, the Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources, is inviting applications for its Energy Country Institute, Nov 4-12, 2011. Learn about the people, landscapes and natural resources of the Four Corners region. Santa Fe will serve as the hub city for this journey through parts of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Deadline: Sep 30th.

December 5, 2011 to December 7, 2011

Wessex Institute of Technology - First International Conference on Water and Society in Las Vegas, NV

This first International Conference on Water and Society aims to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of many issues affecting water resources today. The meeting will encourage trans-disciplinary communication on issues related to the nature of water, and its use and exploitation by society.

No Water No Life

Founded in 2006 by SEJ member Alison M. Jones, No Water No Life photography teams document historic, current and potential management issues of six case-study watersheds: North America’s Columbia, Mississippi and Raritan River Basins and northeastern Africa’s Nile, Omo and Mara River Basins.

August 17, 2011 to August 21, 2011

American Renewable Energy Day

Founded in 2004 as a one-day renewable energy expo, AREDAY is now one of the most important renewable energy technology and policy summits in the U.S. Featured speakers this year include Ted Turner, T. Boone Pickens, and Tim Wirth, co-chair of the UN Foundation, as well as some of the world's top scientists and high-level U.S. government officials who deal with sustainable energy.

Voluntary Sage-Grouse Protection Efforts Awarded $71 Million

Greater sage-grouse are at just 3% of their historical numbers, and warrant protection, according to the Bureau of Land Management. But since other species are in even more dire straits, the birds haven't been declared a threatened or endangered species. The US Dept. of Agriculture money is a work-around aimed at saving the birds and their habitat.

Projects in 6 States Selected To Help Pioneer 3 Biofuels

USDA continues to expand its Biomass Crop Assistance Program that provides financial incentives for producers of various biomass products with the latest selected project areas for growing camelina in CA, OR, WA, and MT, poplar trees in OR, and switchgrass in KS and OK.

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