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March 31, 2017

DEADLINE: Columbia Energy Journalism Initiative

The Energy Journalism Initiative is a program at the Center on Global Energy Policy within Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.  Its mission is to promote quality journalism in energy. For its inaugural year (2017), a three-day seminar, June 20-23, will be held in New York City for approximately 15 energy journalists. Apply by Mar 31.

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Families Worry Over Water Contamination At Former New Hampshire Air Base

"PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — The Pease International Tradeport, which features an airport, hundreds of businesses and several day care centers, has been called a textbook example of how to redevelop an air base. But many who worked or had their children looked after there are coming to terms with a hidden risk: drinking water contaminated by military firefighting foam that contained perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs."

Source: AP, 03/06/2017
June 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017

U.N. Ocean Conference

TheUnited Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14.

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March 23, 2017

Two Mongabay.com and UMASS Journalism Department EJ Events

In partnership with the UMASS Journalism Department, editors of global conservation news service Mongabay.com will talk about trends they're tracking and writing about, and also discuss the challenges of working in the media (and in a sector concerned with environmental science/trends/policy) at a time when the new U.S. Administration is not supportive: 1) The Changing Landscape: Environmental Journalism in the Age of Trump and 2) Changes to the Land: Discussion & Live Podcast Taping w/ Harvard Forest & Mongabay.

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February 3, 2017

DEADLINE: AAJA Executive Leadership Program

The Asian American Journalists Association's Executive Leadership Program, Mar 28-Apr 1, 2017 in New York, is for any professional journalist with four or more years of experience who's interested in moving ahead in the workplace and developing the necessary skills to achieve goals small and large. Apply by Feb 3.

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"Senators Ask EPA Help for Carcinogen in Long Island Water"

"U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, both New York Democrats, Friday called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to 'prioritize and accelerate' the risk evaluation for 1,4-dioxane, a potential carcinogen found in 71 percent of Long Island water supply systems."

Source: ENS, 02/01/2017

"New York Approves a 90 MW Wind Farm Off The Coast Of Long Island"

"On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state had approved a 90 MW offshore wind farm to be installed off the coast of Long Island. That would make what will be called the South Fork Wind Farm the biggest offshore wind farm in the US."

Source: Ars Technica, 01/30/2017

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