Fish & Fisheries

Houston Plays Host to First On-Site SEJ Conference Since 2019

Environmental journalists from around the country and beyond will gather in Houston later this month for the Society of Environmental Journalists’ 31st annual conference. Widely known as the energy capital of the world, this highly diverse city is an ideal place to drill down on the causes and consequences of climate change and other environmental issues of the day.

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"Alaska Worries For Its Salmon Run As Climate Change Warms Arctic Waters"

"With marine heat waves helping to wipe out some of Alaska’s storied salmon runs in recent years, officials have resorted to sending emergency food shipments to affected communities while scientists warn that the industry’s days of traditional harvests may be numbered."

Source: Reuters, 02/25/2022

"UN To Review Japan’s Plan To Release Fukushima Water Into Pacific"

"A UN nuclear taskforce has promised to prioritise safety as it launches a review of controversial plans by Japan to release more than 1m tonnes of contaminated water into the ocean from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant."

Source: Guardian, 02/18/2022

Biden Touts $1 Billion In Funding For Great Lakes Cleanup In Ohio Trip

"President Biden visited Ohio on Thursday to tout $1 billion in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed last year that will be used to clean and restore environmentally degraded sites around the Great Lakes, a major source of drinking water in the region."

Source: Washington Post, 02/18/2022

EPA Shrugs After HuffPost Investigates Toxic Gulf Chemical Dump

"After a HuffPost investigation last year brought to light a vast, decades-old chemical dumping ground in the Gulf of Mexico, the Environmental Protection Agency has officially declared that the site is nothing to worry about ― without reviewing any recent scientific data or visiting the site."

Source: HuffPost, 02/16/2022


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