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.

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Database Helps Track PFAS Drinking Water Contamination

Millions of people across the United States are believed to be drinking PFAS-contaminated water. And a growing database could prove an invaluable resource for environmental journalists trying to get a handle on that public health risk. Our latest biweekly Reporter’s Toolbox, recently refocused on data journalism tools and techniques, explains how to tap the expanding PFAS data.

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"USDA Relocates 2 Research Agencies"

"Two key research agencies in the Department of Agriculture will move to the Kansas City area, Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today. The plan will move hundreds of jobs at USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) out of Washington, despite objections from employees and some members of Congress."

Source: Greenwire, 06/14/2019
October 21, 2019 to October 24, 2019

Paris Accords of Science Communication

This expenses-paid National Press Foundation fellowship in Paris, Oct 21-24, offers US and EU journalists the opportunity to interact with scientific experts and learn better ways to communicate science to the public. The neuroscience of hate, the science of pain, social determinants of health and more will be covered. Includes field trips to scientific institutions. Deadline: Jul 10.

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Fracking Companies Fight W.V. Landowners on Trespassing, Win Some Cases

"A week after the West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld the property rights of landowners battling one natural gas giant, the same court tossed out a challenge filed by another group of landowners against a different natural gas company."

Source: ProPublica, 06/13/2019

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