Northwest (OR WA)

Elk Raise Tensions Between Washington Tribes, Farmers In Skagit Valley

"Just after sunrise, elk are grazing in a misty field in Washington's Skagit Valley, an hour and a half north of Seattle. ... These elk are at the center of a conflict that's unfolding between Native Americans and farmers in northwest Washington."

Source: NPR, 01/21/2020

"West Coast Fishery Rebounds in Rare Conservation 'Home Run'"

"After years of fear and uncertainty, bottom trawler fishermen — those who use nets to scoop up rockfish, bocaccio, sole, Pacific Ocean perch and other deep-dwelling fish — are making a comeback here, reinventing themselves as a sustainable industry less than two decades after authorities closed huge stretches of the Pacific Ocean because of the species’ depletion."

Source: AP, 12/30/2019
December 15, 2019

DEADLINE: Ecotrust's Rural Reporting Fellowship

This yearlong fellowship is for a journalist living in and reporting on a rural community in Northern California, Oregon, Washington or Alaska. $25,000 stipend plus expenses. Journalists who identify as Black, Indigenous and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply by the Dec 15, 2019 deadline.

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March 26, 2020 to March 27, 2020

Science Talk '20

Registration is open for Science Talk '20 in Portland, Oregon; the theme is "Building Bridges". Connect with other science communication practitioners, facilitators and professionals, and learn from the best how to communicate complex topics in a clear compelling way.

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News Can Net Eyeballs By Turning Dweebish Data Into Magic Maps

When it comes to telling environment and energy stories, especially about place and scale, data visualizations can turn an average story into a standout. Reporter’s Toolbox takes a look at some recent examples of inspiring data-mapping projects that provide insight into everything from auto emissions and floods to vanishing rivers and whipping winds.

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