Planning & Growth

From Colorado Contrasts to SEJ Shifts

The Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual conference in Colorado this fall will bring attendees to a state rich in contrasts and storytelling fodder. At the same time, SEJ itself is readying for seismic shifts. SEJ President Bobby Magill shares firsthand knowledge of the Square State, plus a look into changes for the organization, in his latest quarterly report.

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June 26, 2019

DEADLINE: IJNR's Bristol Bay Institute

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites journalists on an expenses-paid learning expedition to Alaska, Aug 31-Sep 7, 2019, to explore topics including mining in the Bristol Bay watershed; fisheries management; Indigenous sovereignty and resources management; climate change and its impacts on the region; land use issues; and more. Apply by Jun 26.

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June 19, 2019 to June 21, 2019

At What Point Managed Retreat? Resilience Building in the Coastal Zone

Organized by the Climate Adaptation Initiative at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, this conference in NYC will address a range of issues facing coastal communities in the US and around the world as sea levels rise and coastal flooding becomes more frequent and intense.

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July 21, 2019 to July 25, 2019

International Congress for Conservation Biology

The Society for Conservation Biology's 2019 ICCB, a global forum for addressing conservation challenges and presenting new research in conservation science and practice, will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Complimentary registration is offered to credentialed journalists who work for a news service or broadcast outlet and who cover the environment, science or related news.

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June 25, 2019 to June 26, 2019

Africa Blue Economy Forum

The second annual forum in Tunis, Tunisia will focus on opportunities and innovations in emerging and frontier sectors of the Blue Economy and how they can help accelerate Africa’s transformation.

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May 31, 2019

DEADLINE: ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography

The Social Documentary Network seeks submissions for this new award from a global community of photographers —  for documentary projects that have the highest visual and storytelling  components while exploring important global issues that affect us all.

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August 15, 2019

10th Annual Women in Green Forum

The 2019 WIGF program in Los Angeles is built around the theme “A Decade of Impact” to highlight the Forum’s 10th anniversary celebration. Speakers will explore advances made in the environmental movement over the last decade and innovations on the horizon for the coming decade.

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Gila River Tops List of 10 Most 'Endangered' Rivers Of 2019

"Environmental group American Rivers released its annual list of the USA's top 10 "most endangered" rivers Tuesday, and this year, the top "dishonor" goes to New Mexico’s Gila River. The river got the top spot due to the grave threat that climate change and a proposed diversion project pose to New Mexico’s last free-flowing river."

Source: USA TODAY, 04/17/2019
July 30, 2019 to August 3, 2019

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting

The 56th ATBC annual meeting takes place in Madagascar, a location with stunning and diversified natural environments that is under serious threat by different factors. Researchers, students and professionals in a range of scientific disciplines from around the world aim to provide an effective tool towards this common effort to harmonize biodiversity conservation and human well-being.

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Canada's Building Code Getting A Climate Change Rewrite. Are You Ready?

"From how concrete is mixed for road construction, to roofing standards enabling buildings to withstand stronger storms and plans to help homeowners manage increased flooding, Canada's building rules are being rewritten due to climate change, according to briefing notes for a senior government official seen by CBC News."

Source: CBC News, 04/12/2019

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