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Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer

By Alan Huffman
Grove Press, $25

Reviewed by TOM HENRY

This is not an environmental book. But it’s one in which all journalists, including SEJ members, can glean something about their craft – and perhaps themselves.

"Chemical Weapons Watchdog Wins Nobel Peace Prize"

"LONDON -- Urging the destruction of 'an entire category' of unconventional weapons, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its 2013 Peace Prize on Friday to a relatively modest and little-known United Nations-backed body that has drawn sudden attention with a mission to destroy Syria’s stocks of chemical arms under a deal brokered by Russia and the United States."

Source: NY Times, 10/11/2013

"Imagining a Cyberattack on the Power Grid"

"WASHINGTON — It’s electrifying. Iran and Venezuela want to destroy the United States, so they conspire with a rogue Russian spy to launch a cyberattack on the North American power grid, beginning by electrocuting a lineman in North Dakota. Their main obstacle is a small-town sheriff in the state’s badlands, Nate Osborne, a former Marine Corps lieutenant in Afghanistan whose titanium leg ultimately saves the day."

Source: NY Times, 09/11/2013

"U.S. Wildfire Managers Weigh Help From Military, Foreign Countries"

"SALMON, Idaho -- U.S. wildfire managers facing increasingly strained resources have opened talks with Pentagon commanders and Canadian officials about possible reinforcements of personnel and aircraft to battle dozens of blazes raging across the drought-parched American West."

Source: Reuters, 08/23/2013

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