People & Population

Cool Data Tools: EPA Releases NEPAssist Mapper

For reporters wanting to pry open the worm-cans of local environmental stories, EPA's new GIS tool lets you map Environmental Impact Statements project information against a rich backdrop: layer after layer of geographic, demographic, environmental, and economic context. And, it can be used in conjunction with EJView, EPA's environmental justice online mapping tool.

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CAMEL (Climate, Adaptation, Mitigation, E-Learning) Project

CAMEL is a free, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, multimedia resource with over 200 topic areas for educators who wish to teach, create and share curricular resources on climate change. Register for weekly webinars on specific topics or view recordings of past webinars. Funded by NSF.

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May 1, 2012

Two CAMEL (Climate, Adaptation, Mitigation, E-Learning) Webinars

NASA Time Machine Visualization on May 1st will introduce you to exciting resources for teaching about climate change science and solutions that are located on the CAMEL web portal.

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"Americans on Environment News: We Want More!"

"It may not come as much of a surprise that news on the environment drags far behind in popularity compared with, say, news on whether or not Lindsay Lohan wears a bra, but apparently Americans are beginning to realize there's a problem. According to results from a nationwide poll released Thursday, roughly 79 percent of Americans believe environmental news needs a drastic overhaul—both in terms of how much it's being covered and what's making up the conversation."

Source: Mother Jones, 04/23/2012
August 6, 2017 to August 11, 2017

Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting

The 102nd annual ESA meeting, in Portland, Oregon, will support sessions that focus on and explore, in general, how biodiversity is the foundation for many ecosystem services, how ecosystem functioning can translate into ecosystem services, and the role different dimensions of biodiversity play in developing such understanding. Travel grants for journalists are available.

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April 25, 2012

DEADLINE: Fellowships for Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and O Eco have developed a Fellowship program to bring journalists to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held June 20-22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Apply by April 25th.

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"U.S. Pays $1B To Settle Indian Fund-Mismanagement Suits"

"YAKIMA -- The U.S. will pay more than $1 billion to settle a series of lawsuits brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of tribal money and trust lands, under a settlement announced Wednesday. The agreement resolves claims brought by 41 tribes -- including some in Washington state -- to reclaim money lost in mismanaged accounts and from royalties for oil, gas, grazing and timber rights on tribal lands."

Source: AP, 04/12/2012
June 25, 2012 to June 27, 2012

The Mediterranean City: A Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

This conference in Los Angeles, organized by the Council for Watershed Health, will feature leaders from five Mediterranean regions of the world gathering to discuss reducing the vulnerability of natural and human systems to the effects of climate change. NOTE: An additional panelist is needed for the June 26th lunch session "Media as a Partner in Development."

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