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Will State, Local Government Replace Feds on Climate Change?

Even if the incoming Trump Administration retreats from climate action, as many fear, state and local governments may fill the gap on climate policy. Our latest Issue Backgrounder takes a closer look, and offers sources and resources to help you cover the more localized climate stories that may result.

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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.

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"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

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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.

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