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August 31, 2009

DEADLINE: SEJ Post-Conference Tour / IJNR Lake Country Institute

SEJ Members: Apply by August 31st for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for SEJ's Oct 11-14, 2009, post-conference tour: IJNR's Lake Country Institute!

Topics on the Beat: 

Future of Nuclear Power Hangs in Balance of Climate, Costs

Safety has traditionally been the key question when discussing the realities of nuclear power. But in assessing the future of the nuclear industry amid debates over its potential to help tackle the climate crisis, the latest entry in our “2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & the Environment” reports that there may be an equally pressing concern. 

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"Minnesota Court Rejects Three Polymet Permits, Sends Them Back To DNR"

"Plans to build Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine suffered a major setback Monday when the state Court of Appeals reversed three permits issued to PolyMet Mining Corp. and kicked them back to state regulators for additional review."

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 01/14/2020

Job Opening: Lecturer in Journalism, UMN

December 18, 2019 — The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, professional instructional staff position in journalism with an emphasis on accountability reporting, data literacy and writing. Candidate must have a B.A. in communication, journalism, or closely related field for appointment as a teaching specialist. A professional M.A. or PhD in journalism or mass communication or related field is required for appointment as a lecturer.


Some Waukegan, Ill., Residents See Spike in Ethylene Oxide Blood Levels

"People living near Medline Industries in north suburban Waukegan had higher levels of the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide in their bloodstream than others who live farther away, according to test results from a federally funded study."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 12/13/2019


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