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DEADLINE: IJNR'S Saint Lawrence River Institute
August 17, 2018
IJNR is pleased to announce our
September 23-29, 2018
QUEBEC, ONTARIO AND NEW YORK
Application deadline: Friday,
August 10, 2018 extended to Aug 17.
The Great Lakes contain 20 percent of the world's fresh surface water, provide drinking water for more than 30 million people, move American and Canadian grain and iron, and play a large role in economies from Chicago to Toronto to Montreal. The Great Lakes, like the Mississippi River, also connect North America's heartland to the larger world - through the St. Lawrence River. And while the St. Lawrence has unquestionably facilitated immense economic activity, this man-made connection between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic has also introduced costs: invasive species upend ecosystems, legacy pollution lingers, and costly, sometimes obsolete, infrastructure projects are challenged by a changing climate.
IJNR will conduct a six-day, expenses-paid training program for journalists based out of Montreal and scheduled for September 23-29, 2018. During this program, journalists will investigate natural resource and environment issues surrounding the St. Lawrence River. More information.