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SEJournal Online is the digital news magazine of the Society of Environmental Journalists. To subscribe to the e-newsletter, email your name and preferred email address to sej@sej.org. Send questions, comments, story ideas, articles, news briefs and tips to sejournaleditor@sej.org. For advertising information and rates, or to advertise your recent book in the new digital SEJournal (special rate for SEJ members), email sej@sej.org. Learn more about SEJournal Online.

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November 15, 2016

  • As the 114th Congress comes to a close, and the likelihood of a dramatically different approach in the coming Congress, a number of environment and energy bills remain unresolved. Our latest TipSheet looks at prospects for measures on water resources, energy, trade, hunting and more. Image: © Clipart.com

November 10, 2016

November 8, 2016

  •  When dangerous liquid wastes are pumped into deep wells, it's the Safe Drinking Water Act's Underground Injection Control program that aims to keep the practice safe. But does it work? Our weekly TipSheet looks beyond fracking to other kinds of injection wells, and shows how you can track stories on the practice in your state.

  • Sometimes, the tried-and-true ways of reporting are still the best. In the latest Freelance Files column, our contributor shares three old-fashioned techniques for research and writing that, while they may seem less efficient, will actually get you doing your best work. 

  • Yale and Pulitzer Center plan a new program of fellowships, conferences and content sharing that hopes to improve journalism's reporting on climate change. SEJournal Online spoke with Yale Climate Connections Editor Bud Ward about the initiative and its aims.

     

November 1, 2016

  • While issues like climate change have gained little traction in the presidential race, environmental topics are playing a clearer role in some congressional contests, as well in statehouse and local elections. At the same time, a number of controversial ballot initiatives are tackling environmental topics ranging from plastic bag bans to solar energy. Get info and resources in our Election 2016 Issue Backgrounder. 

  • The Paris Agreement took effect Nov 4, followed by the start of the United Nations meeting on climate change this week in Marrakesh. Can't go in person, but still want to track the critical issues at stake? TipSheet offers a guide on how to report Marrakesh from home. 

  • An era of transformation is upon SEJ, with new executive director, headquarters, partnerships, funding sources, publications and more on the way. Incoming President Bobby Magill outlines what's coming, and puts out a welcome mat for potential new members.

September 1, 2016

  • In this issue: "A Time of Change, a Time to Stay the Same"; SEJournal goes digital; departing head Beth Parke scrapbooks her SEJ life; exploring and documenting a primeval landscape; photojournalist Stuart Palley shoots wildfires; new SEJ member profiles enhance networking; JoAnn Valenti reviews documentary "Time To Choose"; interview with Craig Pittman on writing about Florida, environment, booms and busts; social media for freelancers; book reviews.

June 1, 2016

  • In this issue: Journalism remains a noble endeavor; language of the global warming 'lull'; your reporting, critiqued; Q&A on Exxon exposé; lessons on lead; collaborators chronicle destruction and hope; waypoints in a photographic life; chasing atoms on nuclear energy beat; cultivating relationships with editors; the truth about teaching; BookShelf.

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