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Hurricane Reporting, By the Numbers

​Smart coverage of the ongoing hurricane season means reporting not just people stories, but numbers stories too. This week’s TipSheet explains and offers half a dozen metrics, including pressure, width, surge and rainfall, to better track these extreme storms. Plus, should there be a “Category 6?”

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Often Misunderstood Estuaries Underpin Environment’s Health

The estuaries that proliferate across the United States can be hard to define — and protect. But their role in a healthy environment makes them a crucial focus of good reporting. The latest Issue Backgrounder explores their importance, the many challenges they face, and how to track the agencies and programs meant to protect them.

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“The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea”

A new book on the Gulf of Mexico earns kudos for the balance and passion of its tone, as well as for its historical storytelling about this important ecosystem and the overfishing, oil spills, hurricanes, explosive growth and poor land-use decisions it faces. BookShelf reviews Jack Davis’ “The Gulf.”

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"NAFTA Talks Hit Wall As Mexico, Canada Push Back On U.S. Demands"

"The United States, Mexico and Canada failed to resolve any major differences in a fifth round of talks to rework the NAFTA trade deal, drawing a swift complaint from the Trump administration on Tuesday that the lack of progress could doom the process."

Source: Reuters, 11/22/2017
December 1, 2017

Deadline: IJNR's Lower Colorado River Institute

Journalists, come find out about resource allocation, agriculture, environmental justice, development, climate, border politics and more during this Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources trip, February 17-24, 2018, to Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico. Apply by Dec 1.

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"US, Mexico Expand Pact On Managing Overused Colorado River"

"The United States and Mexico have agreed to renew and expand a far-reaching conservation agreement that governs how they manage the overused Colorado River, which supplies water to millions of people and to farms in both nations, U.S. water district officials said."

Source: AP, 09/27/2017

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