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Climate Efforts in Massachusetts Clash With Subsidies For Fossil Fuels

"Massachusetts has ambitious climate goals, and not a lot of time to achieve them, which has some clean energy and climate experts questioning why a state program continues to promote fossil fuels with cash incentives for oil and gas home heating systems."

Source: Boston Globe, 07/12/2021

Job Opening: Editor, Adirondack Explorer

The Adirondack Explorer, a 22-year-old nonprofit newsmagazine covering New York's 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, is looking for a first-rate editor-in-chief to oversee coverage of challenges and opportunities facing this globally important region. This is a chance to cover global issues on a local landscape that ranks as the East’s greatest expanse of wildlands, covering a mix of public lands, designated wilderness areas, private timber holdings and revered lakes.

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Maine Enacts Bills To Tackle Pollution From ‘Forever Chemicals’

"Maine lawmakers have passed a sweeping set of bills aimed at addressing the growing problems posed by “forever chemicals” that have shut down several farms and contaminated dozens of private wells across the state."

Source: Portland Press Herald, 06/23/2021

Drilling for Data on Offshore Wells

For reporters covering the long-standing conflict over offshore drilling, which erupted again this month after a federal judge blocked a halt to new leases, an Interior Department database offers a wealth of data about offshore wells. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox walks you through the maze of bureaucracy behind the database, and then provides detailed guidance on how to make the most of its info.

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June 21, 2021

DEADLINE: IJNR Ocean and Climate Workshop Series – Northeastern U.S.

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources virtual workshop, Jul 7-8, 2021, will focus on the ocean and climate in the NE US. Designed to help journalists explore ocean issues that are underreported in popular media. Apply by June 21.

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“Routledge Handbook of Environmental Journalism”

While a “Handbook of Environmental Journalism” might initially sound like a scholarly work on environmental journalism, our BookShelf reviewer finds that the volume reads more like an engaging assembly of accessible accounts on the profession from colleagues across the planet. That makes it a rich resource for working journalists ... and anyone else with a passing interest in environmental issues and how they’re covered.

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