"It Looked As If Earth’s Ozone Layer Was Healing Nicely — Until Now"

"The rescue of the planet’s protective ozone layer has been hailed as one of the great success stories of modern environmental regulation — but on Monday, an international team of 22 scientists raised doubts about whether ozone is recovering as expected across much of the world."

Source: Washington Post, 02/07/2018
March 9, 2018

DEADLINE: COMPASS Fellowships for Journalists @NACCB2018

COMPASS will provide travel fellowships for journalists from the United States and Canada to attend the North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) in Toronto, Ontario, July 21-26, 2018. A range of activities is planned for this year’s NACCB, based on feedback from both previous journalist fellows and the scientists attending the conference. Apply by Mar 9.

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Policy ‘Confrontation’ is Watchword, Say Journalists at Issue Look-Ahead Forum

Top reporters at an event sponsored by the Society of Environmental Journalists predicted clashes in 2018 over climate, drilling on public lands, environmental laws, infrastructure, national monuments and more. Here's what these journalistic veterans forecast. Plus, check out the accompanying annual issues guide.

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OSHA Drops Fatality Data, Science Suppression Tracker and More

OSHA stops publishing on its website a list of U.S. workers who died on the job, a new "Silencing Science Tracker" tool and a journalists' guide to working with whistleblowers are released, plus a powerful politician pressures a scientist on environmental health policy. All in the latest WatchDog TipSheet.

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Top Trump Environment Pick, a Fossil Fuels Evangelist, May Be in Trouble

"Kathleen Hartnett White, the former Texas regulator who has extolled the social benefits of carbon dioxide and asserted that coal helped end slavery, faces a difficult road to Senate confirmation as top White House environmental adviser, according to lobbyists and Capitol Hill sources."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/30/2018

Pruitt Closely Monitored Scrubbing of EPA Climate Websites, Emails Show

"Shortly after arriving at the Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Scott Pruitt took a personal interest in and closely monitored the removal of extensive information from his agency's website that explained to the public the federal effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Power Plan, according to newly released EPA documents."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/30/2018

"A Science Denier at the Natural History Museum? Scientists Rebel"

"Rebekah Mercer, a supporter of President Trump and an influential donor to conservative causes — including groups that deny climate science — is under renewed pressure to step down from the board of New York City’s most prominent science museum, the American Museum of Natural History."

Source: NY Times, 01/29/2018


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