April 13, 2016

DEADLINE: IJNR's Prairie Pothole Institute

From Jun 5-11, 2016, IJNR will lead a select group of journalists on a week-long tour of North Dakota's prairie pothole region, exploring the stories that arise when environments and economics intersect. Apply by Apr 13.

"To Make A Wild Comeback, Cranes Need More Than Flying Lessons"

"When a whooping crane stands up, you notice. At 5 feet in height, it's America's tallest bird. Its wingspan is more than 7 feet, its body snowy white, its wingtips jet black. By the 1940s, the birds had nearly gone extinct. Biologists have worked hard to bring them back, by breeding whoopers in captivity and releasing them in the wild."

Source: NPR, 03/03/2016

Scientist Says USDA Used Press Office To Silence Him

Scientist Jonathan Lundgren (left), who has been researching the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on Monarch butterflies, filed a whistleblower complaint and lost. And, Lundgren claimed his supervisors at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service told him not to talk to news media and punished him when he did.


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