Health

Lead Ammo and Tackle, Decades Later, Still Fought Over by Big Guns

Lead kills. With hunting and fishing seasons underway, lead ammo and tackle put a known neurotoxin into the ecosystem. And that renews a long-standing controversy, with a tug of war over rules limiting lead at the local and federal levels. The latest TipSheet examines why it matters to vulnerable species, like the bald eagle, as well as to humans. Plus, local story ideas and resources.

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November 2, 2022 to November 3, 2022

Working Away at Climate Change: Reporting on the Intersections of Climate Change, Rights and Labor

The Global Landscapes Forum and Pulitzer Center invite applications to attend this free online seminar for English-speaking journalists to better examine climate change through the lenses of the rights and labor of those most vulnerable. Get interview opportunities and a ticket to GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change, Nov 11-12, 2022.

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Toolbox on Nature-Based Solutions and Native/Indigenous Perspectives

As concerns over global warming, the endangerment of plant and animal species, and water rights escalate, many environmentalists are turning to Indigenous people for guidance. As part of a Society of Environmental Journalists special initiative focused on covering climate solutions, we take a closer look at nature-based solutions and Indigenous people with reporter Brian Bull. Check out a resource toolbox and stay tuned for a reporting tipsheet in coming weeks. Plus, be sure to register for a Sept. 28 webinar on covering Indigenous communities and nature-based climate solutions.

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EPA-Mandated Regional Haze Plans Open Horizons on Local, State Stories

A Biden administration move to force states to submit cleanup plans for regional haze offers opportunities to report air pollution news in your area, writes the latest TipSheet. The Clean Air Act regulatory program, focused on parks and wilderness areas, is not just about the scenery, but human health too. The backstory and the list of states, plus reporting resources and story ideas.

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Fill Your Plate With Chicken Stories

Chicken production in the United States is a colossal industry controlled by a few vertically integrated companies. On a much smaller scale, it’s also heritage breeds and increasingly popular backyard flocks. As the latest avian flu outbreak makes headlines, journalist Christine Heinrichs looks at environmental reporting opportunities related to poultry pathogens, pollution and more.

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September 21, 2022

Ocean Encounters: Heatwaves! Extreme Heat on Land — and in the Ocean

Join the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the next installment in its virtual Ocean Encounters series. Speakers will discuss the links between the atmosphere and ocean, why heat waves are on the rise and what it means for our ocean planet. 7:30-8:30 p.m. ET.

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October 7, 2022

Virtual Workshop on the Human Cost of Climate Change

Climate change impacts have begun to promote large-scale human migration to more hospitable areas, a trend set to accelerate. The University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute presents a workshop with interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners who'll share knowledge and discuss the issues. 9:00 a.m. - Noon ET.

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October 29, 2022 to November 4, 2022

Science Journalism Forum

The third annual SJF is a virtual global event where science journalists, writers, publishers, scientists, students and academia can share new ideas and thoughts in science journalism — and pitch story ideas to the world’s top editors. Topics include Climate & Environment, Water, Food & Farming, Biodiversity and many more. SEJ members get 50% off tickets.

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