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June 8, 2009 to June 12, 2009

Scientists and Journalists: Getting the Point Across

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is hosting its free Annual Public Lecture Series this week. The program will feature nationally renowned specialists in research, environmental economics and journalism.

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June 27, 2009 to June 30, 2009

10th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment

The central theme of this event is "Environmental Communication as a Nexus."

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May 21, 2009

Brave New World of Media and Journalism

This American Society of Journalists and Authors event will deal with the seismic shifts in the freelance journo business, including topics such as new funding sources, social networking, and nonprofit writing opportunties. The moderator is SEJ member Christine Heinrichs, an award-winning journalist and author whose current work focuses on sustainable agriculture issues. Speakers include another SEJ member, Rene Ebersole of Audubon Magazine; Nick Penniman, Huffington Post executive editor, who will discuss HP's new investigative news venture; and more.

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Tribe That Drew Trump’s Fire Over Casino Loses Its Reservation Status

"The U.S. Interior Department is rescinding the reservation status of a Native American tribe whose plan to build a casino on its Massachusetts land was attacked by President Donald Trump last year."

Source: HuffPost, 03/30/2020

SEJournal Relaunches WatchDog with a ‘Voice,’ Plus Coronavirus and More

SEJournal welcomes back from hiatus our WatchDog feature, now recast as an opinion column from Joseph A. Davis, Society of Environmental Journalists’ veteran freedom of information advocate and longtime SEJournal contributor. In part one of a two-parter, find out why we’re relaunching the new column, plus get Davis’ take on government openness (or lack thereof) around coronavirus, as well as more on SEJ’s deep commitment to open information and a rundown of its recent FOI activities. And watch for part two next week.

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Tiny Island Off Maine Coast May Hold Answer To Future Of Electricity

"Living on an island forces one to be an innovator in ways large and small. For the 50 or so year-round residents of Isle au Haut, an island off the coast of Maine, innovation can look like using PVC pipe as a curtain rod because there are no real curtain rods at hand — or it can look like the future of the nation’s electrical grid."

Source: Ensia, 03/11/2020

"After Trump Mocks a Sea Wall in New York, Plan Is Abruptly Shelved"

"The Trump administration has unexpectedly halted a project to protect the New York City region from flooding during dangerous storms like Hurricane Sandy — a decision that came six weeks after President Trump took to Twitter to ridicule the study’s most expensive proposal, a giant sea wall that could have cost billions of dollars."

Source: NY Times, 02/26/2020
March 26, 2020

New Imaginings: Storytelling, Science and Activism Featuring Novelist Richard Powers

Award-winning environmental journalist and SEJ board president Meera Subramanian will host this free event, 4:30-7:00 p.m. at Princeton University in New Jersey, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Powers, author of "The Overstory"; Robin Wall Kimmerer, SUNY professor of environmental biology and author of "Braiding Sweetgrass"; and forest activist Timothy Ingalsbee, executive director of Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics and Ecology. Will be available to watch online post-event.

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