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The Society of Environmental Journalists is the only North-American membership association of professional journalists dedicated to more and better coverage of environment-related issues. The organization was founded in 1990 by award-winning print and broadcast journalists on staff with The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, National Geographic, Turner Broadcasting/CNN, Scripps Howard News Service, Minnesota Public Radio and others.

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April 20, 2012

DEADLINE: Fellowships for Translating Science/Telling Stories: “What We Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change”

Journalists and scientists: Apply by April 20th for an expenses-paid fellowship to participate in this June 9, 2012 workshop in Cleveland, OH, co-sponsored by SEJ and the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University. Hear about the latest in Great Lakes climate research, develop working relationships with colleagues and counterparts, and take a seat at the forefront of envisioning a new model of climate change communication.

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Remembering Peter B. Lord: SEJ and Rhode Island Will Never Be the Same

A public service was held for Peter on April 15 in Edwards Auditorium on the University of Rhode Island campus in Kingston, RI. For details, see Peter's obituary in the April 8th Providence Journal and other newspapers. The obituary also includes information about the Peter Lord Environmental Journalism Scholarship they've established at URI and how to donate to it. Photo credit: © Curt Milton.

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March 31, 2017

DEADLINE: Canada's Next Green Journalist

This annual competition, presented by Young Reporters for the Environment, recognizes inspired stories, photos and videos about local environmental issues from 11-18 year olds. Win great prizes for your school. Deadline: Mar 31, 2017.

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RTK Net Reporting Tools Still Sharp After Many Years

The Right-To-Know Network has been around since 1989. Today, with a modern and searchable Web interface, it offers access to some data that reporters would be hard put to find anywhere else. Most important is its collection of Risk Management Plans — which chemical plants are required to maintain to prevent, prepare for, and respond to toxic disasters.

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