Researchers, journalists in tow, will be chasing tornadoes around the central US in May and June to learn more about how tornadoes work, and better predict them and their paths.
Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)
A federal jury in Toledo may soon be deciding whether some company officials engaged in a cover-up of safety problems at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant. Although the story has gotten little national attention, the Toledo Blade's Tom Henry has covered the trial in detail.
November 15, 2005
SEJ joins call for post-Katrina FEMA contract disclosure
SEJ joined a number of open-government groups in urging President Bush to post online full copies of all contracts and other paperwork authorizing spending for relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina.
After Congressional Democrats criticized them for suppressing a report on toxic substances in the Great Lakes, and after an independent investigative journalism group published excerpts, the Centers for Disease Control finally published it March 12, 2008.
For more than seven months, the nation's top public health agency has blocked the publication of an exhaustive federal study of environmental hazards in the eight Great Lakes states.
SEJ's 2nd Annual Conference: The auto industry; Lois Gibbs of the Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste; environmental beat veterans talk about their experiences.
SEJ's 10th Annual Conference: Cars of the future; a debate between the environmental advisors to presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore; keynote address by David Suzuki; author Bill McKibben. Hosted by MSU's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism.
US and Canadian government agencies acknowledged the glass is only half full with the June 7, 2007, release of their State of the Great Lakes Highlights Report.
A Fortune 500 energy company is applying for an "incidental take" permit that would allow it to kill endangered and threatened species that live on the largest swath of land ever covered by one permit.
Here you'll find coverage of SEJ's 19th annual conference, October 7-11, as well as the agenda, speaker bios and more. This event was hosted by The University of Wisconsin-Madison.