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Going Beyond Sensational Drought Headlines Gives Local Audiences News They Need

As drought continues to afflict the southwestern United States, New Mexico PBS correspondent and producer Laura Paskus writes that environmental journalists must bring home its impact on local communities, while translating the science, making the connection with climate change and holding public officials accountable. Plus, reporting resources and a reminder that the story is too big for any one journalist.

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#SEJ2023 Annual Conference, Boise, Idaho, April 19-23

SEJ's 32nd Annual Conference in Boise, Idaho takes place April 19-23, 2023, hosted by Boise State University. Check out the draft agenda, sponsor/exhibit/advertise, book your hotel room and register now to get your choice of workshops and tours. Keep up to date: sign up for conference info. Apply by Feb 6 for a Conference Travel Diversity Fellowship!

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April 6, 2022

DEADLINE: IJNR Workshop — Wildfire on the Range

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites journalists to an expenses-paid workshop in Boise, Idaho, May 11-13 2022, to meet with wildfire experts, travel into the field and hear firsthand from those tasked with managing fire and mitigating its impacts. Priority will be given to journalists of color. Apply by Apr 6.

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Colorado Oil And Gas Regulators Approve ‘Strongest’ Financial Rules

"Colorado regulators on Tuesday approved a sweeping set of new financial requirements for oil and gas companies that operate within the state, completing the last major rule change mandated by a landmark drilling reform law passed by Democrats in the General Assembly three years ago."

Source: Colorado Newsline, 03/03/2022

Hank the Tank: Massive Bear Breaks Into Dozens Of Homes Near Lake Tahoe

"It's not easy for a 500-pound bear to sneak around a neighborhood — and it sounds impossible for one to break into a house through a small window. But the animal known as Hank the Tank is no ordinary bear: California's wildlife agency says he has broken into at least 28 homes in South Lake Tahoe...."

Source: NPR, 02/22/2022

"Montana Moves To Limit Wolf Hunts Around Yellowstone National Park"

"Montana wildlife commissioners on Friday moved to shut down gray wolf hunting in a portion of the state around Yellowstone National Park, amid mounting criticism over a record number of the animals shot or trapped after roaming across the park boundary this winter."

Source: AP, 01/31/2022

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