Northwest (OR WA)

October 10, 2014

DEADLINE: Grist Fellowship Program

The six-month Grist Fellowship Program in Seattle is an opportunity for early-career writers, editors, and others with diverse backgrounds to hone their journalistic skills at a national news outlet and deepen their knowledge of environmental issues. Fellows will make daily contributions to Grist’s editorial operations. Includes a monthly cash stipend. Apply by Oct 10th.

November 14, 2013

Book Author Pitch Slam in Seattle

Is there a topic you've been covering in depth that is screaming for further, more in-depth exploration? Is there an untold story or piece of environmental science or history that is unique to this region and its people that you've been pondering? Now is the time to bring out your ideas. Come to the first University of Washington Press/SEJ book pitch slam Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6-8 pm in Seattle.

"Is Coal Port Money Fueling Republicans’ Campaigns?"

"Promoters of a giant coal export terminal, proposed for north of Bellingham, have given $40,000 to the Washington Republican Party, bucks that a Western Washington University professor suspects are being funneled into campaigns of sympathetic but officially 'non-partisan' Whatcom County Council candidates."

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 10/04/2013

"Exhaust, Diesel Fumes Foul Public Schoolyards Across Washington State"

"More than half a century has elapsed since the Seattle School Board — with nary a raised eyebrow, records indicate — voted to allow one of the nation's biggest and busiest highways to be built cheek-by-jowl with John Marshall Junior High, trading away the school's playground for a larger plot of land nearby."

Source: InvestigateWest, 09/06/2013

"Trainwreck: Trainloads of Oil And Toxics in Town"

"Trains smack of progress, freedom and adventure. It’s said that railroads revolutionized America. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) touts the safety record of the rails: 'In 2012, North American railroads safely delivered more than 2.47 million carloads of hazardous materials.' But sometimes trains leak, derail or just plain explode."

Source: Eugene Weekly, 08/21/2013

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