Planning & Growth

February 20, 2019

Webinar: Managing the Promise and Risk of Infrastructure Development

This free webinar, starting at 9:00 a.m. EST, is planned around the launch of the Arcus Foundation’s report, State of the Apes: Infrastructure Development and Ape Conservation. World Bank and conservationist experts will discuss prevention and mitigation of infrastructure-related harm to local communities, biodiversity and critical habitats. Can't make it? A replay of the video will be available after the event.

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March 19, 2019 to March 21, 2019

Kyoto Prize Symposium

This annual event in San Diego provides an opportunity for an international audience to learn about the achievements of the current Kyoto Prize Laureates and to discuss the relationship between their accomplishments and the common quest for peace and harmony in our world. The lectures are open to the public at no charge. Journalists can apply by Feb 28, 2019 for a Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship to learn about the latest Kyoto Prize laureates and their work through lectures, workshops and access to the laureates themselves.

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Urgency of Katowice Carries Over to SEJ Mission

From under a blanket of dense smog that hung over the southern Polish town hosting a recent United Nations climate change conference, the president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, Bobby Magill, had a moment of clarity for the profession and the organization. His insights, and how they will affect the future of SEJ as it begins a new strategic planning process, in Magill’s latest SEJ President’s Report. Plus, a special honor for a “tireless” SEJ leader.

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November 3, 2019 to November 7, 2019

World Environmental Education Congress

The theme of the 10th WEEC, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, is Local Knowledge, Communication and Global Connectivity. In addition, various other arguments relevant to environmental education, divided into eight thematic niches, will be addressed.

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Over 600 Now Missing, 63 Dead in California's Deadliest Blaze

"PARADISE, Calif. - A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history."

Source: Reuters, 11/16/2018

Wetlands Mitigation — Why Draining the Swamp Is a Local Story

As the Trump administration challenges wetlands preservation policy under the Clean Water Act, an important related practice has come into question. Mitigation banking — the creation or preservation of one wetland to offset the loss of another — has become a billion-dollar industry. But as this week’s TipSheet reports, the legal and regulatory tangle aside, wetlands permitting and mitigation continues, likely near you. Tracking the local story.

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Will Hackers Crash U.S. Energy, Environment Infrastructure?

The vulnerability of critical U.S. infrastructure to cyberattacks has been a growing worry for years, as electric utilities, drinking water systems, chemical plants, nuclear plants, pipelines and more are the target of a burgeoning cadre of hackers. But for environmental and other journalists focused on the story, another problem has emerged: The secrecy that has long been part of the U.S. cybersecurity policy. In this comprehensive Backgrounder, SEJournal takes a look at the risk, the response and the resources to let reporters go deep on cyber warfare as an energy and environment story.

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