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U.S. Offshore Wind May Not Stay Becalmed for Long

While the first offshore wind turbine started sending power into the U.S. grid just last month, and the renewable power source has enthusiastic support from the Biden administration, the industry has been slowed by politics, high interest rates and supply chain problems. But the latest Issue Backgrounder explores why offshore wind can be expected to succeed.

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"After a Decade of Planning, New York City Is Raising Its Shoreline"

"Inspired by the Dutch model of living with water, New York’s coastal defenses are on the rise. The city — like others around the country — is combining infrastructure like floodwalls with nature-based features, as it moves ahead with the largest resiliency project in the U.S."

Source: YaleE360, 12/21/2023
January 4, 2024

DEADLINE: NYU Journalism-NABJ, NAHJ and IJA Scholarships

The New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute offers full-tuition scholarships to members of the National Association of Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous Journalists Associations admitted to one of the ten NYU Journalism graduate programs in the fall of 2024, including Science, Health & Environmental Reporting. Deadline: Jan 4, 2024.

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Pro-Iran Group Claims To Have Hacked Water Authority In Pennsylvania

"Federal officials are investigating after a pro-Iran hacking group claimed to have committed a cyberattack at a water authority in Pennsylvania, according to a state congressman and water authority officials."

Source: CNN, 11/29/2023

New York Cites PepsiCo’s Plastic Pollution In First-Of-Its-Kind Lawsuit

"Plastic trash produced by the company PepsiCo has become a “persistent and dangerous form of plastic pollution” for residents of the Buffalo River watershed in upstate New York, according to a new lawsuit filed Wednesday."

Source: Grist, 11/17/2023

Harvest Of Horseshoe Crabs, For Medicine And Bait, Limited To Protect Bird

"Interstate fishing regulators are limiting the harvest of a primordial species of invertebrate to try to help rebuild its population and aid a threatened species of bird."

Source: AP, 11/14/2023
November 27, 2023

DEADLINE: ProPublica's Ancil Payne Reporting Fellowship

ProPublica is looking for an Ancil Payne Reporting Fellow to do enterprising, hard-hitting stories from their headquarters in New York. The paid fellowship starts in January 2024 and runs for two years. Remote applicants need not apply. Deadline: Nov 27, 2023

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