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April 20, 2012

DEADLINE: Fellowships for Translating Science/Telling Stories: “What We Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change”

Journalists and scientists: Apply by April 20th for an expenses-paid fellowship to participate in this June 9, 2012 workshop in Cleveland, OH, co-sponsored by SEJ and the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University. Hear about the latest in Great Lakes climate research, develop working relationships with colleagues and counterparts, and take a seat at the forefront of envisioning a new model of climate change communication.

"Feds Interview New Witnesses In Polar Bear Probe"

"Federal agents interviewed new witnesses this week in an ongoing investigation of government scientists that's been called 'polar bear-gate,' according to the scientists' lawyer."

"The controversial probe, now entering its third year, is looking into allegations of scientific misconduct related to a 2006 report by wildlife researchers Charles Monnett and Jeffrey Gleason, who described seeing dead polar bears floating in Arctic waters.

Source: NPR, 04/06/2012
June 6, 2013 to June 9, 2013

Canadian Science Writers' Association Annual Conference

This year’s CSWA conference, at the McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, offers sessions on nanotechnology, food security, ecosystem services, biofuels, smart machines, scientist speed dating, and more.

Integrity Problems at Interior's Science Integrity Program?

One sign of problems came when Interior's Inspector General office launched what seemed to be a ham-handed investigation, later dropped, into activities of the scientist who sounded the alarm on polar bears losing habitat to global warming. Now Interior has fired one of its scientific integrity officers — who is defending himself by saying he was just doing his job.

Myth-Busting Scientist Pushes Greens Past Reliance on 'Horror Stories'

"Peter Kareiva had come to answer for his truths. Settling at the head of a long table ringed by young researchers new to the policy world, Kareiva, chief scientist of the Nature Conservancy, the world's largest environmental organization, cracked open a beer. After a long day mentoring at the group's headquarters, an eight-story box nestled in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, he was ready for some sparring."

Source: Greenwire, 04/04/2012

SEJournal Spring 2012, Vol. 22 No. 1

In this issue: Getting into the (Clean Water) Act; SEJ's grant program has real impact on reporting; indie enviro films at Sundance; election year buzzwords; sneak preview of SEJ's 2012 conference, Lubbock, Texas; web tool DocumentCloud brings documents to life; ex-CNN executive producer Dykstra returns to journalism; meteorologists as environmental journalists; SEJ members honored, produce videos, win awards and grants; and 5 book reviews! (Why wait 3 months for access to each quarterly issue? Get your Summer/Fall issue now: how to join or subscribe.)

Translating Science/Telling Stories: “What We Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change”

Co-sponsored by SEJ and the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University, this fellowship opportunity is for journalists and scientists to discuss ways to better help the public appreciate the risks and understand the choices they, their communities, and their governments face, during this June 9, 2012 event in Cleveland, OH.

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