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April 6, 2020

DEADLINE: Waldo Proffitt Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism in Florida

The Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications at the University of South Florida annually recognizes distinguished examples of daily and weekly newspaper reporting and commentary about environmental issues in Florida with a $1,000 award. Deadline: Apr 6, 2020.

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"Hundreds of Dams Lack Emergency Plans in NC, Rain-Soaked South"

"When recent heavy rains swelled a private Mississippi lake and began eroding its earthen dam, Yazoo County Emergency Management Director Jack Willingham was scrambling for a plan. He had no contact information for any of the homeowners who might need to evacuate, so he drove to the scene and began knocking on doors."

Source: AP, 02/21/2020
April 1, 2020 to April 2, 2020

20th International Wildlife Law Conference

IWLC-20, at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, will explore topics such as invasive species; legal and ethical issues related to trophy hunting; conservation of marine biodiversity; and impacts of climate change on wildlife treaties.

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"Juliette Residents Concerned About Coal Ash From Georgia Power Plant"

"Residents of the city of Juliette are rallying behind a pair of bills working through the state legislature that would require more stringent standards for the disposal of coal ash."

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 02/19/2020

Data Project Details Nation's Disintegrating Dams

Hundreds of U.S. dams are at risk, and the Associated Press undertook a massive two-year-long investigative reporting project to gather and sort data that would identify those presenting the greatest hazards. In this guest Reporter’s Toolbox, AP data journalist Michelle Minkoff details the news service’s painstaking process, its striking findings and the impact of its reporting. Plus, key lessons learned for other data news projects.

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