Nuclear Power & Radiation

Covering Your Climate: The Emerald Corridor

This special report is designed to help journalists in the Pacific Northwest cover the impacts of climate change, as well as the actions taken to mitigate its worst effects and to adapt to what can’t be stopped. The report includes a wide-ranging issue backgrounder and tipsheets on climate impacts, mitigation and adaptation, plus a toolbox of sources. Read on for a wealth of story ideas for right now, and over the coming decade. We hope this is the first in a series of regional climate special reports, and welcome your suggestions and ideas for future editions of "Covering Your Climate."​

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"Trump Backs Off Support For Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site"

"The White House said Thursday that President Trump's budget request for 2021 will not include funding for a controversial nuclear waste repository in Nevada, marking a reversal of the administration's stance from the previous three years."

Source: The Hill, 02/07/2020

Environment, Energy Issues Will Make Headlines in 2020

As part of our “2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment” to help reporters track the stories coming their way this year, SEJournal Online looks ahead to major developments on the beat — from Washington, D.C. to the Arctic, from public lands to fossil fuels. We also explore pending news on transportation, agriculture, nukes, federal funding, freedom of information and even algae. Also under our gaze, key facets of the climate story. Read our overview analysis and then dive deep into the full offering of special Backgrounders, TipSheets and WatchDogs.

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Future of Nuclear Power Hangs in Balance of Climate, Costs

Safety has traditionally been the key question when discussing the realities of nuclear power. But in assessing the future of the nuclear industry amid debates over its potential to help tackle the climate crisis, the latest entry in our “2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & the Environment” reports that there may be an equally pressing concern. 

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September 16, 2020 to September 30, 2020

SEJ's 30th Anniversary Conference (Part 1), Virtual, Sept 2020

Registration is now open for part one of SEJ's 30th Anniversary Conference:
#SEJ2020 Virtual Conference, September 16, 17, 23 and 30, will convene the SEJ community to investigate environmental angles on the 2020 elections and other timely events, celebrate the winners of the SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment, and preview workshops, tours and panels coming in June. Part two, the in-person conference in Boise, takes place June 2-6 (#SEJ2021). Special thanks to our partners at Boise State University and the city of Boise for graciously adapting to these changes necessary to protect everyone's health. Go to the conference website.

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SEJ's 30th Anniversary Conference

Registered attendees can watch recordings of #SEJ2020 in the Whova app. Part two of SEJ's 30th anniversary conference, in-person in Boise, Idaho takes place June 2-6 (#SEJ2021), hosted by Boise State University.

It's critically important to SEJ to gather evidence on the impact of our work. So we're tracking stories inspired by or informed by our virtual conference in September 2020. The stories don’t have to be about a particular virtual session; they can be based on sources or ideas you got from being at the conference, meet-ups, networking, etc. Please help us to keep SEJ strong and share links, photos, copies of reporting generated or informed by this conference. It's never too late! Send your story links to Cindy MacDonald, SEJ's Web content manager.

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