May 1, 2018

DEADLINE: OSU Marine Science Media Fellowship

Join researchers from Oregon State University, state and federal organizations and a community of people on the Oregon coast, for an in-depth, three-day Marine Science Media Fellowship program covering major coastal ocean topics, July 22-25, 2018. Apply by May 1.

Topics on the Beat: 

Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

"KAKUMA, Kenya — These barren plains of sand and stone have always known lean times: times when the rivers run dry and the cows wither day by day, until their bones are scattered under the acacia trees. But the lean times have always been followed by normal times, when it rains enough to rebuild herds, repay debts, give milk to the children and eat meat a few times each week."

Source: NY Times, 03/16/2018

Egged on by Industry Lobbyists, Interior Dept. Weakens Bird Protections

"From the cockpit of a Cessna airplane, Gary Mowad, a special agent for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, spotted what looked like a dried-out pond in rural eastern Colorado. The banks of the pond were black, so he suspected it was actually a pit for oil company waste."

Source: Reveal, 03/16/2018

"On the Louisiana Coast, A Native Community Sinks Slowly into the Sea"

"The Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians of southern Louisiana have been called America’s first climate refugees. But two years after receiving federal funding to move to higher ground, the tribe is stuck in limbo, waiting for new homes as the water inches closer to their doors."

Source: YaleE360, 03/16/2018

"Oil and Gas Leaders Warn Trump He Risks Harming Their Industry"

"President Donald Trump disagreed with executives of major oil and gas companies Thursday about the importance of keeping binding dispute settlement procedures in a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a person familiar with the discussion."

Source: Bloomberg, 03/16/2018


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