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Toolbox is a biweekly column focused on the world of data journalism, with an emphasis on data tools, techniques and database resources that journalists can use to improve their environmental reporting. 

 

March 1, 2015

  • Climate Central science writer John Upton explains how to use the visualization tool that brings to virtual life the climate- and weather-related data generated by the 13 federal agencies that collaborate to form the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

January 15, 2014

  • Caroline D'Angelo of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting shares some of what they’ve learned about the industry so you can put it to work in repurposing your older, evergreen content and think about new ways to present future work. Photo, by PCCR's Meghan Dhaliwal: Buck Lodge Middle School students read the Center's e-book "In Search of Home."

April 15, 2013

  • InvestigateWest's Robert McClure and Jason Alcorn explain how to spin the local angle about how parks built or improved with money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund are increasingly being illegally privatized or converted to something other than parks — including sharing their searchable database of almost 40,000 park grants.

January 15, 2013

  • Find a rich collection of online resources courtesy of the National Library of Medicine and others, compiled by SEJ member and NLM technical information specialist Philip Wexler.

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