Planning & Growth

"Trump Eases Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands"

"The Trump administration on Thursday will finalize a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands and other water bodies, handing a victory to farmers, fossil fuel producers and real estate developers who said Obama-era rules had shackled them with onerous and unnecessary burdens."

Source: NY Times, 01/23/2020
February 2, 2020

DEADLINE: New America's Fellows Program

New America invests in thinkers who generate big, bold ideas that have an impact and spark new conversations about the most pressing issues of our day. $15k-$30k stipend provided and you may stay in your current job, coming together for two cohort gatherings during the fellowship year. Apply by Feb 2.

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Cities Test a Tough Climate Risk Strategy: Saying ‘No’ to Developers

"Glimpsed from a kayak on West Neck Creek, this swampy piece of land, a pocket of red maple and loblolly pine tucked behind growing subdivisions, doesn’t look like the stuff of existential debate. But this is where Virginia Beach, squeezed between the clamor for new housing and the relentlessness of flooding worsened by climate change, decided to draw its line in the mud."

Source: NY Times, 11/20/2019
September 23, 2020 to September 27, 2020

SEJ's 30th Annual Conference, Boise, ID, Sept. 23-27, 2020

Environmental Journalism 2020 will be hosted by Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. Idaho bridges more than the continental divide: A red state with a streak of bright purple, Idaho banks on tech, recreation and agriculture. Its history of logging, ranching and mining has left a complicated legacy on its awe-inspiring landscape. In Boise, America’s fastest growing city, you can ski and golf on the same winter day. But the challenges and opportunities facing state and tribal governments are familiar: urban sprawl, limited resources, energy sources, and conserving the wild for future generations.

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SEJ's 30th Annual Conference, Boise, ID, Sept. 23-27, 2020

Save the date! Environmental Journalism 2020 will be hosted by Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. Idaho bridges more than the continental divide: A red state with a streak of bright purple, Idaho banks on tech, recreation and agriculture. Its history of logging, ranching and mining has left a complicated legacy on its awe-inspiring landscape. The challenges and opportunities facing state and tribal governments are familiar: urban sprawl, limited resources, energy sources, and conserving the wild for future generations. Have an idea for a panel session topic? Deadline is Feb 18 to submit your proposal.

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Environmental Stories 'Down The Road' in 2020 From Highway Bill

A massive transportation measure is working its way through Congress, with environmental elements including climate change and public transit. But will this “must-pass” measure actually pass in the coming year? Or will it be bogged down by politics or looming questions of how to pay for it? A new Issue Backgrounder explains.

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November 20, 2019

Flooded Future: Assessing the Implications of New Elevation Data for Coastal Communities

You're invited to the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, 2:00-3:30 p.m., for a presentation of Climate Central's new research findings and their implications for future humanitarian assistance, economic prosperity, adaptation and resilience initiatives, and global security. Can't attend in person? Tune in to the live webcast instead.

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