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June 3, 2011

DEADLINE: Metcalf Institute/Marine Science Seminar for Journalists

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting's Coastal Impacts: a Marine Science Seminar for Journalists, July 13-15, 2011, at the University of Rhode Island, provides an introduction to environmental issues affecting coastal communities, with a focus on ethnic news audiences.  The tuition-free seminar includes lodging, meals, and some travel support; application deadline extended to June 3rd.

June 23, 2011 to June 26, 2011

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference

The theme of the 2011 AESS Conference, hosted by the University of Vermont in Burlington, is "Confronting Complexity."

"Taxing Natural Gas Is a Political Football In Pennsylvania"

Pennsylvania is experiencing a gas rush -- to drill and frack Marcellus shale formations -- a rush some say is polluting the state's groundwater and poisoning its citizens. Some critics wonder why Pennsylvania is one of the few states not to tax gas extraction as it faces a budget deficit of about $4 billion.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 02/28/2011

"LePage Motives on BPA Policy, Mills Firing Questioned"

"As [Maine] Gov. Paul LePage continued to weather national fallout for recently saying women could develop 'little beards' if exposed to bisphenol-A, or BPA, questions continue to mount about the motives behind the governor's proposal to reverse a ban on the substance."

Source: Lewiston Sun Journal, 02/25/2011
May 17, 2013

DEADLINE: Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is accepting applications until May 17th for its annual Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship program, which will be held from September 8-13, 2013.

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