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Coverage: SEJ's 33rd Annual Conference

#SEJ2024 took place April 3-7, 2024 in Philadelphia, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. Find multimedia coverage provided by SEJ, UPenn, our multischool Student Newsroom, volunteers and conference attendees, including videos of the four plenaries. Most sessions were audio-recorded and will be posted as available.

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April 9, 2024

SciLine Media Briefing: Climate Change & Agriculture — Air, Water & Soil

SciLine’s next media briefing will cover the myriad ways agricultural production is — and may soon be affected further — by climate-driven shifts in air quality, including changing carbon dioxide and ozone levels; water quality and quantity; and soil health. 2:00 p.m. ET.

April 20, 2024 to April 22, 2024

Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival

Cinema Verde will hold its 15th Annual Environmental Film and Arts Festival as a hybrid event, with 75 films in total, 35 of which will be screened in person at Cypress and Grove Brewing Co. in Gainesville, Florida in celebration of Earth Day.

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"New Count Of Gray Whales Along West Coast Suggests Rebound"

"A new count of the gray whale population along the West Coast shows “signs of recovery” five years after hundreds of them washed ashore and the population began declining, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric [Administration]."

Source: Seattle Times, 04/02/2024

New Data Tools Peer Into Who's Lobbying State Legislators on Climate Policy

"Separate efforts by Brown University researchers and OpenSecrets allow searches of who’s influencing state lawmakers. Less than half of states make lobbying information accessible for analysis."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/02/2024

"Biden Issues First-Ever National Building Decarbonization Plan"

"The Biden administration unveiled on Tuesday the first-ever national plan for decarbonizing the nation’s residential and commercial buildings sector. The plan calls for a 90% reduction in carbon emissions from buildings by 2050."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/02/2024

"US Aiming To ‘Crack The Code’ On Deploying Geothermal Energy At Scale"

"A limitless supply of heat exists beneath our feet within the Earth’s crust, but harnessing it at scale has proved challenging. Now, a combination of new techniques, government support and the pressing need to secure continuous clean power in an era of climate crisis means that geothermal energy is finally having its moment in the US."

Source: Guardian, 04/02/2024


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