Water & Oceans

"Oregon Begins Killing Sea Lions After Relocation Fails"

"PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten a fragile and unique type of trout in the Willamette River, a body of water that’s miles inland from the coastal areas where the massive carnivorous aquatic mammals usually congregate to feed."

Source: AP, 01/11/2019

UN Tells Canada To Suspend Site C Dam Work Over Indigenous Rights

"In a rare rebuke, the United Nations has instructed Canada to suspend construction of the Site C dam on B.C.’s Peace River until the project obtains the “free, prior and informed consent” of Indigenous peoples."

Source: The Narwhal, 01/10/2019
January 26, 2019

Water for Humanity

Journalists: Interested in covering a developing story on water contamination? Denmark (S.C.) Citizens for Safe Water is organizing an event including mass water distribution to the citizens of Denmark, free food trucks and celebrity speakers. 

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"Coastal States Link Arms to Oppose Trump Offshore Drilling Plan"

"State lawmakers from nine states introduced bills Jan. 8 aimed at blocking oil and gas drilling off their coasts, and a group of House Democrats meanwhile unveiled measures that would ban drilling in federal waters off much of the country."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 01/09/2019

"Chesapeake Falls To A D-Plus In Bay Foundation’S Annual Report Card"

"The Chesapeake Bay Foundation downgraded the health of the nation’s largest estuary Monday from a C-minus to a D-plus, blaming the dip in its latest report card on increased pollution from extraordinary amounts of rainfall in 2018."

Source: Bay Journal, 01/08/2019

The 2019 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

SEJournal looks ahead to key issues in the coming year with this "2019 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment" special report. Stay tuned as we continue to add elements to the report up through and beyond its formal launch Jan. 25 at an annual roundtable, organized by the Society of Environmental Journalists with the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

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