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McConnell Record on Coal Has Become a Hot Topic in His Senate Campaign

"Mitch McConnell staked his last Senate campaign, five years ago, in large part on his support for the coal industry and coal miners. But McConnell's unwillingness to shore up the fund that supports miners with black lung disease or their pension fund, even after dozens of his constituents traveled 10 hours by bus this summer to his Washington office, has allowed a well-funded opponent to seize on what should be McConnell's strength: coal."

Source: InsideClimate News, 09/25/2019
September 24, 2019

Kavli Conversations on Science Communication: Covering Epidemics

Come to New York University, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (or online at 6:30 p.m.), for a conversation about covering epidemics, Ebola and beyond, with Nature reporter Amy Maxmen and Nahid Bhadelia, medical director of BU's Special Pathogens Unit, moderated by Robert Lee Hotz of The Wall Street Journal.

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Climate Change Toolkit: Latest Headlines, TipSheets, Backgrounders & More

To help better cover climate change news, including during the upcoming United Nations Climate Action Summit, Sept. 23, in New York, the SEJournal offers a range of resources. Get the latest climate change headlines and EJToday's curated climate coverage. Check out our range of climate-related Issue Backgrounders, TipSheets and Reporter's Toolboxes, plus our Climate Change Guide and more.

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Algae — Society’s Big, Green … and Emerging Menace

It’s poisoning fresh waters across the United States, as well as elsewhere in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. Blue-green algae is on the rise, lingering later and later into the year. Our new Issue Backgrounder explains the contributing factors behind the potent toxin’s scourge, its societal and public health ramifications, and the many angles and resources to tell the story.

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Mosquito Control May Scratch Itch for Local Environmental Angles

Mosquito control isn’t just about health and hassles. It’s also about potential harm to the environment. The latest TipSheet explains the ways municipal governments and private pest firms try to get rid of mosquitoes, and why those methods may be worthy of journalistic scrutiny. How to find local angles, plus, story ideas and reporting resources.

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Freelance Journalism: Not an Enterprise for the Weak

August 8, 2019 — I'm a Washington, D.C.-based, award-winning energy and environment reporter. As a staff writer for InsideClimate News, my groundbreaking dispatches from Kalamazoo, Mich., "The Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You Never Heard Of," won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. As well, an e-book version of the narrative won the 2013 Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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Finding Record Temps for Summer Heat

For environmental journalists covering this summer’s record-high temperatures, finding accurate data on local temperature extremes is key. Our latest Reporter’s Toolbox helps you locate the source of local data via the National Weather Service, then walks you through how to pinpoint your area’s numbers for high temperatures and for heat-related extremes.

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September 20, 2019

DEADLINE: Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund

The Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism is offering Impact Fund grants of $2,000-$10,000 for groundbreaking reporting on the health of underserved communities in California, including an exploration of environmental conditions where people live and work. Deadline: Sep 20, 2019.

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