One of the best parts of the environment beat is getting out in the field. Now you can bring "the field" (whether it's your town or the whole world) to your audience through interactive maps. In many cases, you can create great interactive and even collaborative online maps with basic technical skills, using free or cheap tools.
A new righ-resolution world map may add zing to land-use stories.
Early news about a pending citizen science project has drawn such an overwhelming response that the project's leaders are now declining to talk about it further until its formal launch, potentially in July 2008. The public response suggests it'll be of great interest to some in your audience when it becomes official. Meanwhile, you can learn more online, and get on the notification list for the launch date.
Earth Day may be a chance to get environmental stories on the front page.
A new report on global agriculture can deepen your Farm Bill stories.
The U.S. National Organic Standards Board is set to propose standards for aquaculture.
Updated USGS earthquake maps may lead you to fresh local stories.
What's all this twitter about Twitter? Can it help you cover breaking news?
The Bush Interior Department is holding up 21 voluntary conservation projects as role models. Are any in your area? Do they deserve the hype?
A Wisconsin-based Web site offers a wealth of info on wildlife disease.