Environmental Studies

Emerald Corridor Tries Flipping the Switch on C02

The latest entry in our ongoing “Covering Your Climate: The Emerald Corridor” special report looks at what the Pacific Northwest is doing to mitigate climate change, including reducing carbon emissions, limiting sprawl and congestion, pushing energy efficiency and pursuing carbon sequestration. Read the new tipsheet, plus check out our earlier report on climate impacts and our opening backgrounder. 

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May 31, 2020

DEADLINE: BigPicture Emerging Photographer Grant

Are you a photographer 18-25 years old? What ideas do you want to convey around the themes of conservation, biodiversity and sustainability of the natural world? Your fresh approach to this topic presenting your perspective in photographs and media could win you one of two $2,500 grants and mentorship.

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"Feds Reject Removal Of 4 US Northwest Dams In Key Report"

"A long-awaited federal report out Friday rejected the idea of removing four hydroelectric dams on a major Pacific Northwest river in a last-ditch effort to save threatened and endangered salmon, saying such a dramatic approach would destabilize the power grid, increase overall greenhouse emissions and more than double the risk of regional power outages."

Source: AP, 03/02/2020

Illustrating the Environment in a New Light

Freelance photographer Morgan Heim explores the ethical and creative considerations of non-traditional photography when reporting on wildlife issues, in a sidebar to the latest EJ InSight. See a slideshow of images with her unique approach. Plus, Heim on surviving in today’s constrained news media economy and the implications for storytelling, independence and integrity.

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Freelance Photographer Charts New Journalistic Path

How do you survive as a freelance wildlife photojournalist in today’s constrained news media economy? In the latest EJ InSight, photographer Morgan Heim shares the approach she has successfully pursued, and shares its implications for storytelling, independence and integrity. See a slideshow of her images. Plus, Heim explores the ethics of non-traditional photography.

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March 1, 2020

DEADLINE: BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition

This annual competition encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work that both celebrates and illustrates the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. $5,000 grand prize; $1,000 first-place prizes in seven categories. Entry fees apply. Deadline is Mar 1, 2020.

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Flaring Expert Finds Big Problems In Texas Oil And Gas Regulator Report

"The amount of natural gas that oil companies burn off in Texas as a waste product could power every home in the state. It’s an industry practice known as flaring, and as it grows, so do pollution and waste associated with oil extraction. So last week, a top state oil and gas regulator produced a report on it."

Source: KUT, 02/27/2020

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