Great Lakes Offer Great Stories to Reporters in the Know

The Great Lakes are not only the largest fresh water system in the world, supplying drinking water to tens of millions. They also face a range of environmental woes that make them ready fodder for reporters. This week’s TipSheet runs down some ongoing developments, plus key resources to cover them.

SEJ Publication Types: 
March 5, 2018 to March 7, 2018

CitiesIPCC Cities & Climate Change Science Conference

SEJ members are invited to attend and cover this inaugural event in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Elected officials, scientists, UN representatives, urban development experts and others will gather to discuss the latest scientific research on climate change and advance understanding of how cities can address this global challenge. Can't attend in person? You may be able to cover the conference remotely.

March 9, 2018

DEADLINE: COMPASS Fellowships for Journalists @NACCB2018

COMPASS will provide travel fellowships for journalists from the United States and Canada to attend the North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) in Toronto, Ontario, July 21-26, 2018. A range of activities is planned for this year’s NACCB, based on feedback from both previous journalist fellows and the scientists attending the conference. Apply by Mar 9.

Topics on the Beat: 
July 21, 2018 to July 26, 2018

North American Congress for Conservation Biology

This biennial conference, hosted by the Society for Conservation Biology North America, takes place this year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The theme is Conservation Science, Policy, & Practice: Connecting the Urban to the Wild.

Topics on the Beat: 

Keystone XL Pipeline Has Enough Suppliers, Will Be Built: TransCanada

"TransCanada announced Thursday it has strong commercial support for the Keystone XL pipeline and will move forward with the long-contested tar sands oil project. But the pipeline's opponents say significant hurdles remain that continue to cast doubt on its prospects."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/19/2018

State Dept Pledges Action on Montana’s Polluted Transboundary Watersheds

"The U.S. Department of State is spearheading a plan to tackle the decade-long problem brewing in the transboundary Kootenai River watershed, where toxic contaminants leaching from upstream Canadian coal mines into Montana’s watersheds continue to poison the prized aquatic ecosystem."

Source: Flathead Beacon, 01/17/2018


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