Biodiversity

Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

"Dredging of Miami Port Badly Damaged Coral Reef, Study Finds"

"The large-scale dredging of Miami’s port to accommodate the newest generation of freighters, an undertaking that prompted a long-running battle with environmentalists, caused widespread damage to a portion of the area’s fragile and already distressed coral reef, according to a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."

Source: NY Times, 05/02/2016

Scientist Says USDA Used Press Office To Silence Him

Scientist Jonathan Lundgren (left), who has been researching the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on Monarch butterflies, filed a whistleblower complaint and lost. And, Lundgren claimed his supervisors at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service told him not to talk to news media and punished him when he did.

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April 15, 2016

DEADLINE: Travel Fellowships for North American Congress for Conservation Biology

COMPASS is supporting travel fellowships for journalists to attend the Third Biennial North American Congress for Conservation Biology, July 17-20, 2016. Theme is Communicating Science for Conservation Action. Apply by Apr 15.

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February 22, 2016

UNESCO Green Citizens Pathfinders for Change Photography Exhibit Opening

This unique traveling photography exhibit puts the spotlight on eight projects from around the globe recognized for achievement in practicing sustainability and educational programs focused on sustainable development. Members of the press are invited for a private tour and reception at the UN in NYC. RVSP by Feb 12.

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March 10, 2017

DEADLINE: UNITY Journalists for Diversity Fellowship

UNITY Journalists for Diversity is sponsoring a student reporting fellowship for 2017. A college student dedicated to both journalism and diversity will have the opportunity to attend four different minority media conventions in four cities. Apply by Mar 10.

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