Water control structures — dams, locks, weirs, reservoirs, impoundments, and levees — are a gold mine of environmental stories. They affect not only the quality of life in human communities, but also the integrity of ecosystems. There are a variety of databases and data resources that can help reporters get a better grip on the many stories that center on dams and levees.
SEJ member, reporter and author Andrew Revkin is the senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University's Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writes the award-winning Dot Earth blog for the Op-Ed side of The New York Times.
The WOC is an international business alliance for corporate ocean responsibility. On their website, you'll find program information, resources, and events, such as the upcoming Industry Leadership Forum on Arctic Sustainable Development in Reykjavik, Iceland on Sep 16-17, 2012.
Houston-based freelance writer and photographer Wendee Holtcamp has covered conservation, adventure travel, environmental issues and science for magazines and websites since 1997. She offers an online writing class, teaching aspiring and established writers everything from improving one's writing through observation journaling to crafting killer queries to the business end of building a successful and lucrative freelance career. Next class starts June 2.
Founded in 2006 by SEJ member Alison M. Jones, No Water No Life photography teams document historic, current and potential management issues of six case-study watersheds: North America’s Columbia, Mississippi and Raritan River Basins and northeastern Africa’s Nile, Omo and Mara River Basins.
Get the latest environmental-law research, legal news, articles, reactions, comments, and authoritative reference materials from leading sources. Join scheduled live chats hosted by peer reviewed lawyers and directly interact with legal professionals.
Floods are a predictable occurrence in many parts of the country, causing death, misery, and untold property damage. But they are more than a disaster story. The human toll can often be prevented, and there are stories about prevention, planning, response, and recovery.
Census of Marine Life scientists have released an inventory of species distribution and diversity in 25 key global ocean areas. Read summaries of the findings and view image and photo galleries.
Following the hazards of dams, refineries, chemical plants, pipelines, and other infrastructure? Find story leads in this Department of Homeland Security report.