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Dead Salmon: "What Trump’s Hidden Report On Water Means To California"

"Federal scientists pulled no punches in their report: The Trump administration’s plan to send more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers would force critically endangered California salmon even closer to extinction, and starve a struggling population of West Coast killer whales. But the scientists’ findings weren’t adopted, nor were they released to the public."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 08/26/2019
November 1, 2019

DEADLINE: Grady-Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public

This American Chemical Society award recognizes, encourages and stimulates outstanding reporting directly to the public, which materially increases the public's knowledge and understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields. Winner receives $5,000 and up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. Deadline: Nov 1 annually.

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September 9, 2019

DEADLINE: KSJ Fact-Checking Workshop

The Knight Science Journalism fellowship program at MIT is hosting this expenses-covered workshop Nov 8-10, 2019 in Dedham, MA. About two-dozen copy editors and early-career journalists will learn about fact-checking, with a focus on science journalism. Deadline is Sep 9.

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On Remote Hawaiian Islands, Seeing What Few Ever See

There’s nothing like firsthand reporting, even if it means taking a freighter 1,300 miles to the remotest edge of the Hawaiian Archipelago to visit a newly expanded marine national monument. The latest EJ InSights recounts two journalists’ island-hopping journey and their efforts to capture and organize extensive multimedia for an eventual 14-part package. Plus, why they froze their underwear.

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"Bristol Bay: EPA Deleted Scientists' Concerns About Pebble Analysis"

"EPA scientists wanted their agency to ask for a new environmental review of the proposed Pebble mine project but were overridden by political staffers, according to several sources and a key document obtained by E&E News."

Source: Greenwire, 08/19/2019

Photos Reveal the Pollination Secrets of Florida’s Most Elusive Flower

"The ghost orchid is one of the rarest and most mysterious flowers in North America. Until recently, scientists could only guess at how the 2,000 or so plants that cling to the trees in Florida’s remote old-growth swamp forests are pollinated—no one had ever photographed the event before."

Source: Audubon magazine, 08/16/2019

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