"Texas Board Rejects Many Science Textbooks Over Climate Change Messaging"

"A Republican-controlled Texas State Board of Education on Friday rejected seven of 12 proposed science textbooks for eighth graders that for the first time will require them to include information on climate change."

Source: Texas Tribune, 11/20/2023
January 31, 2024

DEADLINE: The Ferriss-UC Berkeley Psychedelic Journalism Fellowship

The U.C. Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics invites applications for one of ten $10,000 reporting grants for journalists reporting in-depth print and audio stories on the science, policy, business and culture of this new era of psychedelics. Open to journalists worldwide. Deadline: Jan 31, 2024.


Future-Curious Climate Scientists Are Researching How Trees Form Clouds

"Ever looked up at the clouds and wondered where they came from? That's exactly what atmospheric researcher Lubna Dada studies at the Paul Scherrer Institute. She is part of an international project called CLOUD, wherein she and fellow atmospheric scientists study how clouds form and the role they play in the climate."

Source: NPR, 11/10/2023
February 18, 2024 to February 23, 2024

AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting

Press registration is open for the 2024 Ocean Sciences Meeting, co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography and The Oceanography Society (TOS), in New Orleans. Complimentary for staff, freelance and student journalists.

November 17, 2023

DEADLINE: IJNR Virtual Workshop on Wildfire Policy, Politics + Science

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites journalists to apply by Nov 17 for this free virtual workshop, Dec 5-6, 2023, on covering the science and policy surrounding the shifting fire landscape. Reporters will hear from expert speakers, including scientists, Indigenous fire practitioners, policy-makers and fire managers.


Author Brings Far-Reaching Insight to ‘The Three Ages of Water’

Leading water expert Peter Gleick’s new book on water’s past, present and future is an ambitious volume that offers a panoramic look at this essential resource — and hope for living in harmony with it in the future. BookShelf Editor Tom Henry calls “The Three Ages of Water” a rare book of breadth and depth, part history and part sustainable remedy. Read his review.

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