Disasters

SEJ Urges Agency Openness During National Spill Crises

At the Spills of National Significance (SONS) Draft Communications Strategy forum on June 8, and in a June 30 letter, SEJ urged SONS communicators to release data fully and promptly, to acknowledge uncertainties and gaps, and to give journalists good access to officials, experts and places.

Big Problem: "Nearly 300 Wildfires Are Burning in Alaska Right Now"

"Following on a record hot May in which much snow cover melted off early, Alaska saw no less than 152 fires erupt over the weekend. The numbers have only grown further since then, and stood at 291 active fires Thursday, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center."

Source: Wash Post, 06/26/2015

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