People & Population

June 2, 2009

DEADLINE: The Puget Sound Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources

The Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources is inviting applications for its Puget Sound Institute, a nine-day journey in July 2009 through parts of northwest Washington that will examine a variety of newsworthy topics.

December 20, 2014

DEADLINE: IWMF's African Great Lakes Reporting Fellowships

The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications until Dec 20th for its African Great Lakes International Reporting Fellowships. Women journalists can apply to participate in one of two expenses-paid reporting fellowships to Rwanda and Uganda, February 13-23, 2015, to cover underreported economic and rural development issues.

"Rachel Carson and Her Sisters"

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"Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment"

By Robert K. Musil
Rutgers University Press, $26.95

Reviewed by TOM HENRY

You go, girl.

I’m being a bit facetious – though not totally – when I describe the general tone of “Rachel Carson and Her Sisters,” which is really a hybrid between environmental history and women’s studies.

"Aluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity"

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"Aluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity"

By Mimi Sheller
MIT Press, $29.95

Reviewed by JENNIFER WEEKS

What is the most essential material for modern living? Most people would probably choose oil or plastics. But Drexel University sociologist Mimi Sheller has a different answer: aluminum.

“Aluminum Dreams” tells the story of this lightweight metal, and shows how corporations have marketed it as a symbol of speed, lightness and progress.

"Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster"

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"Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster"

By David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan and the Union of Concerned Scientists
The New Press, $27.95

Reviewed by TOM HENRY

First, let’s address the elephant in the room. No, not nuclear power. The Union of Concerned Scientists.

"Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos"

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"Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos"

By Karen J. Coates, with photos by Jerry Redfern
ThingsAsian Press, $12.95 (paperback)

Reviewed by TOM HENRY

Although not an environmental book per se, “Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos” is a great piece of journalism that environmental writers can use to rethink issues such as land use, chemical contamination and public safety.

December 3, 2014

The Resilience Beat: Reporting on Climate, Population, and Health

At the Wilson Center in Washington, DC (and webcast live), author Alan Weisman will give a keynote presentation on his experience researching and promoting his landmark book, "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?" Following his presentation, a roundtable panel of environment and health reporters will discuss their surprising new stories where climate change meets resilience, population, and health.

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