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 16, 2020

DEADLINE: COMPASS Fellowships for Journalists @NACCB2020

COMPASS travel fellowships for journalists from the U.S. and Canada to attend the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Denver, Colo., July 26-31, 2020, include travel costs, lodging and expenses stipend. The goal is to inform reporting about conservation science in a broad range of outlets and to provide opportunities for journalists to connect with conservation research. Apply by Mar 16.

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

Reviewing Salmon-Farm ‘Bloodwater’ Discharge Permits Not Enough: Critics

"Footage of bloody discharge being released into B.C.’s coastal waters from farmed-fish processing plants by photographer Tavish Campbell has made international headlines and prompted the promise of further investigation from both provincial and federal governments."

Source: DeSmog, 12/01/2017


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