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Covering Wildfire Is No Longer Seasonal Work

Deadly fires that swept Tennessee are harbingers of a new normal for these massive burns, driven by drought and climate factors to become a year-round, multi-region phenomenon. Our in-depth backgrounder offers dozens of resources, plus tips and ideas for improving your wildfire coverage.

"New Hampshire Looks for Answers Behind Oyster Outbreaks"

"For the past 25 years, researcher Stephen Jones has tried to understand the threat that bacteria may pose to oysters in New Hampshire's Great Bay estuary. He often couldn't get funding to study the problem. But that is beginning to change as scientists notice 'something is going on.'"

Source: AP, 12/05/2016

Will Midnight Monuments Be Coming in Obama’s Final Days?

The Obama administration has already used the century-old Antiquities Act to protect public lands more often than any president perhaps since FDR. Will the outgoing White House make additional controversial last-minute designations? Here are at least five possible locales to watch, in our newest TipSheet. Image: © Clipart.com

November 16, 2016

SEJ New York City Post-Election Meetup Nov. 16

The outcome of the 2016 election will have an enormous impact on environmental and climate policy both in the U.S. and across the globe. Join other NYC-based SEJ members to share ideas about different approaches to environmental and climate policy coverage in the final months of the Obama administration. SEJ President Bobby Magill (and your Meetup Group host) will also be on hand to hear your ideas about the future of SEJ as we look ahead to a new era of leadership with our incoming ED.

November 11, 2016

DEADLINE: AAJA’s Executive Leadership Bootcamp

The Asian American Journalists Association offers a one-day leadership and career development event open to all media and communications professionals, at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Deadline: Nov 11.

Broken Pipe Dumps 10M Gallons of Raw Sewage Into Sacred Onondaga Lake

"Up to 10 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Onondaga Lake after a 50-year-old pipe burst during 21 hours of straight rain in Syracuse, New York on October 21. The 42-inch diameter pipe broke south of the Inner Harbor along the Onondaga Lake shoreline."

Source: Indian Country Today, 11/07/2016
November 17, 2016 to November 18, 2016

Geography 2050: Envisioning a Sustainable Planet

The third annual Symposium of the American Geographical Society, at Columbia University in New York, includes over 30 speakers who are leading research and policy in sustainability. Keynote speakers include Dr. Roger Sayre (Senior Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey) and Mr. William Reilly (Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).

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