Water & Oceans

August 31, 2009

DEADLINE: SEJ Post-Conference Tour / IJNR Lake Country Institute

SEJ Members: Apply by August 31st for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for SEJ's Oct 11-14, 2009, post-conference tour: IJNR's Lake Country Institute!

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"Huge Louisiana Coastal Project Receives Positive Report From The Corps"

"One of the most expensive, ambitious and controversial proposals in Louisiana’s 50-year, $50 billion bid to save the southern third of the state from disappearing like a modern-day Atlantis passed a major milestone Thursday night with the release of a mostly positive assessment from the Army Corps of Engineers."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 03/08/2021
March 17, 2021

DEADLINE: IJNR Ocean + Climate Workshop Series

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources is offering four free regionally focused virtual workshops over the course of 2021, designed to help journalists explore ocean issues that are underreported in popular media. Deadline for Workshop #1, Southeastern U.S. on Mar 31-Apr 1, is Mar 17.

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Biden Hosts Congress Members To Talk Infrastructure, Funding

"The chairman of the House Transportation Committee pitched a plan Thursday to raise money for infrastructure spending without Republican votes in the Senate ahead of a bipartisan discussion at the White House."

Source: Washington Post, 03/05/2021

"Israel Accuses Iran Of Link To Oil Spill Off Its Shores"

"Israel accused Iran on Wednesday of being linked to a recent oil spill off its shores that caused major ecological damage, calling the incident environmental terrorism. The spill was caused by an oil tanker that was carrying pirated cargo from Iran to Syria last month, Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said."

Source: Reuters, 03/04/2021

How Fast Are Oceans Rising? Answer May Be In Century-Old Shipping Logs

"Off the coast of England, there's a tiny, wind-swept island with the remains of a lifeboat rescue station from the mid-1800s. The workers who once ran the station on Hilbre Island did something that, unbeknownst to them, has become crucial for understanding the future of a hotter climate: They recorded the tides."

Source: NPR, 03/03/2021

"Miami Says It Can Adapt to Rising Seas. Not Everyone Is Convinced."

"Officials in Miami-Dade County, where climate models predict two feet or more of sea-level rise by 2060, have released an upbeat strategy for living with more water, one that focused on elevating homes and roads, more dense construction farther inland and creating more open space for flooding in low-lying areas."

Source: NYTimes, 03/03/2021

'Run Oil Industry In Reverse': Fighting Climate Change By Farming Kelp

"One startup in Maine has a vision that is drawing attention from scientists and venture capitalists alike: to bury massive amounts of seaweed at the bottom of the ocean, where it will lock away carbon for thousands of years."

Source: NPR, 03/02/2021

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