Environmental Studies

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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From Bridges To Air, EPA Scientists Price Out Cost Of Climate Change

"By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency."

Source: LA Times, 04/10/2019

"Trump EPA Weighs Reviving Massive Mississippi Flood Project"

"As Mississippi’s governor toured massive flooding in the state, the Trump administration said Wednesday that it is giving another look to a long-dead flood control and drainage project in the Mississippi Delta that had been killed by the George W. Bush administration because of its potential impact on wetlands and wildlife."

Source: AP, 04/08/2019

Chesapeake Bay Shows Signs Of Health, Despite Rains And Climate Change

"There’s good news for the Chesapeake Bay this year. Underwater grasses are at the highest level on record — an important sign of water quality. Blue crabs are being harvested at a sustainable level — meaning there are enough to feed hungry Marylanders while still leaving plenty in the water to reproduce. More than a million acres of land in the Chesapeake watershed have been permanently protected from development since 2010 — preventing the polluted runoff associated with building houses, roads and shopping centers."

Source: WAMU, 04/04/2019
August 12, 2019 to August 19, 2019

Yellowstone River Field Institute

Sharpen your skills in telling effective and compelling stories via Montana-based Freeflow Institute's intensive issues-based journalistic exploration of the issues facing public lands, communities and ecosystems in the Yellowstone region. Co-hosted by freelance writers/photographers Alexis Bonogofsky and Elliott Woods. Some scholarships available; apply by Apr 15.

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SEJ Joins Lawsuits; Press Freedom Tracker Gets Update; Docs on ANWR Drilling Concealed, and More

The Society of Environmental Journalists is backing right-to-know lawsuits brought by journalism groups, and a collaborative press freedom tracker gets new funding. Meanwhile, at the Interior Department, one watchdog group angles for environmental impact statements on ANWR drilling, while others track possible conflicts of interest by the acting secretary. That and more in the latest WatchDog roundup.

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