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July 5, 2023

DEADLINE: Nova Institute for Health’s Media Fellowship

This new Media Fellowship for US-based print, broadcast, and digital journalists aims to increase public understanding of the complex, intertwined connections between the health of people, places and the planet. All-inclusive stipend of $105,000 over 12 months. Deadline: Jul 5, 2023.

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Temperature Shift Tool May Help Journalists Clarify Climate Impacts

A climate modeling service designed for journalists may help them not only survive a hot summer but to cover it better too. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox takes a look at the Climate Shift Index, developed by Climate Central, designed to isolate what part of the heat is due to climate change, pinpointing days and places, and providing useful maps.

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May 15, 2023

SciLine Media Briefing: Coastal Flooding

At SciLine’s next media briefing, scientists will discuss which coastal regions are most vulnerable to different types of floods; the effects of flooding on local wastewater treatment systems and other municipal infrastructure; risks to aquifers and crops from saltwater intrusion; and more. 3:00 p.m. ET.

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#SEJSpotlight: Rick Weiss, Director, SciLine/AAAS

Meet SEJ member Rick Weiss! In 2017, Rick founded SciLine, a philanthropically funded, free, nonprofit service that connects journalists directly to scientists and science-based facts for news stories, on deadline. He founded the organization in response to changes in the journalism landscape that saw a loss of specialty science reporters from many local newsrooms and a need to help local and general assignment reporters integrate more research-backed evidence into their reporting.

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Ex-Federal Officials Slam WHO For Misleading Guidance On ‘Forever Chemicals’

"The World Health Organization’s (WHO) draft drinking water guidelines for “forever chemicals” disregard best available science and require extensive revisions, two former federal officials argued in a new position paper."

Source: The Hill, 04/27/2023

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