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Ready for Climate Change-Induced Grid Blackouts Along With Heat Waves?

Climate change can mean doubling down on disasters, such as a combination of widespread power outages with the kind of extreme heat that kills. The latest TipSheet explores why such simultaneous disasters are so dangerous, where they’ve happened already, why they are increasingly likely to happen again and how to prepare to cover them in your area.

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“Routledge Handbook of Environmental Journalism”

While a “Handbook of Environmental Journalism” might initially sound like a scholarly work on environmental journalism, our BookShelf reviewer finds that the volume reads more like an engaging assembly of accessible accounts on the profession from colleagues across the planet. That makes it a rich resource for working journalists ... and anyone else with a passing interest in environmental issues and how they’re covered.

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May 24, 2021 to June 15, 2021

2021 National Pesticide Forum: Cultivating Healthy Communities

Presented by Beyond Pesticides and The Institute for Exposomic Research/Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, the virtual 2021 Forum takes place 6:00-7:30 p.m. ET on May 24, and 1:00-5:30 p.m. ET on June 1, 8 and 15, to discuss confronting health threats, climate disasters and biodiversity collapse with a toxic-free future.

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Reporting on Poor, Kids Sickened by Industrial Air Pollution

Pittsburgh is known for its history of steel production … and of air pollution. In the new Inside Story, reporter Kristina Marusic talks about capturing the health impacts of air emissions in western Pennsylvania, and shares insights on how dogged environmental justice reporting can make the links between pollution cuts and health impacts. Plus, tips on managing a long reporting project, creating infographics and using video.

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Lawn Chemicals May Make Fertile Soil for Local Environmental Stories

Lawns can be as much bane as boon for homeowners that care for them throughout the United States. But when their maintenance involves the use of pesticides and fertilizers, they become a much wider concern for community health and the surrounding environment. The latest TipSheet combs through the grass for a better understanding of the problem, and offers ideas and resources for local environmental coverage.

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DEADLINE: The National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships

Deadline is TODAY, May 17, to apply for this special year-long fellowship, a collaboration of SEJ, AHCJ and CASW. Twelve early-career US journalists will receive training, networking, mentoring, new sources and story ideas — while allowing them to stay at their jobs.

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The Uproot Project

Launched in March 2021, this Grist-supported network is for journalists of color who cover environmental issues, or aspire to. Open to journalists and students of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds, but with a primary directive to grow the careers of journalists of color and to expand diversity in newsrooms, especially those covering communities disproportionately affected by the climate emergency.

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June 7, 2021 to June 17, 2021

Science Writers and Communicators of Canada 2021 Conference

SWCC will gather virtually June 7, 9, 11, 14, 15 and 17 for their 2021 Conference to explore resilience through informative sessions and interactive workshops. 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET each day.

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