By BERNARDO H. MOTTA
By BERNARDO H. MOTTA
The Federation of American Scientists' Project on Government Secrecy publishes leaked copies of Congressional Research Service research papers. Here are a few recent ones of use to environmental journalists.
"Future Arctic: Field Notes from a World on the Edge"
By Edward Struzik
Island Press, $22.65
Reviewed by TOM HENRY
The Arctic has a stark beauty. I fell in love with its treeless tundra in 2008, when my newspaper sent me to Greenland for 10 days to research what ultimately became a four-day, nine-story series. I found people there to be sweet and hardy, living on a landscape that is biologically complex and amazing.
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.
"North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast"
By Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer
University of Minnesota Press, $39.95
Reviewed by STEPHANIE HEMPHILL
“North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast” is vast in scope, thought-provoking and poetic in places.
By CHRISTINA M. RUSSO
The quarterly SEJ President's Report in SEJournal normally examines an issue important to the future health of the Society of Environmental Journalists and what you as a member might do about it. This time, in the just-released Winter 2015 issue, Jeff Burnside's report examines a different set of responsibilities: whether journalism is asleep at the wheel in failing to sufficiently cover a looming, irreversible environmental issue. Our most iconic and beloved wild species are now on the precipice of extinction, functionally if not literally.
By VICKI and JOHN PEARSE
Here are some recently leaked CRS reports of relevance to environmental journalists, as well as the latest on the debate following the NYT editorial calling for the reports to be made public.