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By TOM HENRY
America has 103 nuclear plants.
Chances are, especially if you work east of the Mississippi River, there's one in your circulation area or one close enough to pose a risk.Topics on the Beat:
Seattle Times lets the cat out of the bag with an April 7, 2009, story describing the secret agreement between the administration of Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and Canada-based TransAlta.SEJ Publication Types:
By BILL DAWSON
"All news, all the time" was the slogan of a once all-news radio station of my acquaintance. A quick Google search reveals that the phrase and several variations are still around.
Given the recent rise to prominence of the climate issue, even veteran reporters familiar with the often-surprising meanders of the environment beat's path may have wondered if "all climate news, all the time" could be the beat's future.Topics on the Beat:
THE WORST HARD TIME: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THOSE WHO SURVIVED THE GREAT AMERICAN DUST BOWL
By Timothy Egan
Houghton Mifflin, $28
Reviewed by EMMA BROWN
When I bought Timothy Egan's "Lasso the Wind" last summer in Ashland, Ore., the bookstore owner chuckled and said, "Tim Egan, lucky guy, you know he covers the West for The New York Times?" I said yeah, that's a job I'd like to have. She shook her head and said, "He can write whatever he wants and no one back East knows whether he's telling the truth."
Sonia Labatt and Rodney R. White
Wiley Finance, $101.99
Reviewed by CRAIG SAUNDERS
Climate change has serious financial ramifications and opportunities for business. In their new book "Carbon Finance," University of Toronto professors Sonia Labatt and Rodney White describe the economic ABCs of climate change.
THE WILD TREES: A STORY OF PASSION AND DARING
By Richard Preston
Random House, $25.95
Reviewed by NANCY BAZILCHUK
Tree canopy research is still a young science, partly because it's difficult to get into the canopy to see what's there, and also because until recently, scientists hadn't thought to look.
By JOE DAVIS
Journalists writing about climate change got some help this fall when the Yale Project on Climate Change launches a new publication aimed at helping them communicate science – and communicate with scientists.
The Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media is published online, aimed mostly at an audience of journalists, but also at scientists, policymakers, and the general public.
The subject line of an e-mail is an underappreciated writing task.
We knock off dozens daily with little thought. And yet they carry every bit of the challenge and impact of a newspaper headline – a terse explanation of what's to come, with perhaps the added burden of hinting at the sender's personality.
Extend that concept and maybe a case can be made that the e-mail subject lines found on a listserv say something about its members.
The bill passed by the House now goes to the Senate, which had previously failed to act on a similar bill passed by the House in 2007.SEJ Publication Types: