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October 15, 2017

DEADLINE: Society for Ecological Restoration Photo Contest

SER's photo contest will award prizes in five categories: Restoration Before/After, Restoration in Action, Flora and Fauna, Ecosystems and Human Dimensions of Restoration. Enter by Oct 15, 2017.

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August 15, 2017

DEADLINE: Science of Innovation Summit for Journalists

The Science of Innovation Summit for Journalists at the University of Chicago, Nov 5-8, 2017, offers professional science and technology journalists a respite from deadlines and insight into pressing subjects, such as climate and energy science, the microbiome, advanced batteries, precision medicine and more. Includes lodging, meals and stipend. Apply by Aug 15.

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"Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Push Ignores Some Important Realities"

"Mainstream experts in energy policy and finance reacted skeptically to the White House's carefully orchestrated energy policy hootenanny this week, as President Donald Trump and his Cabinet declared what he called 'a golden age of American energy dominance.'"

Source: InsideClimate News, 06/30/2017

"Watchdog Group Sues EPA To Access Communications With Icahn"

"A U.S. watchdog group filed a lawsuit in a federal court on Tuesday to force the Environmental Protection Agency to release communications with billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who it says tried to influence biofuels policy for personal gain."

Source: Reuters, 06/28/2017

Opening Pruitt’s Calendar and Saving EPA Climate Info; plus, DAPL FOIA Denied and Hoopla over Senate Hallway Interviews

Unlike his predecessors, new EPA head Scott Pruitt isn't publishing his calendar. Pushback from enviros, plus, EPA's scrubbed climate info starts reappearing on city websites around the country. That and news on a Dakota Access Pipeline FOIA and on reporters fighting for Capitol Hill access in this month's WatchDog.

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Interior Appropriations — Dead on Arrival and Live at Five

Even though big proposed budget cuts may be DOA for the Interior Department, it doesn't mean there aren't a wide range of land and resource-related stories emerging from the debates. The latest TipSheet sets the scene and offers a half-dozen ways to localize the Interior Department funding story.

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