"NIH Biosecurity Advisers Urge Tighter Oversight Of Pathogen Research"

"Scientists advising the National Institutes of Health on Friday released a draft report urging intensified government oversight of experiments on dangerous pathogens, including broadening the definition of the kinds of pathogens that could trigger a pandemic."

Source: Washington Post, 01/25/2023

Publication Indexes — Roadmaps to Environmental Science Journals … and News

Findings from scientific research provide many a news lead on the environment beat, and even reporters not closely attuned to the world of scientific journals can use them to find stories. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox offers up one key: indexes. They can guide you to abstracts and free versions of otherwise costly publications. A list of indexes to try. Plus, a half-dozen other pro tips.

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"Big Tech Helps Big Oil Spread Subtle Climate Denialism"

"Fossil-fuel companies’ climate messaging may have changed to fit the new century, but the goal is the same the industry has had for  decades: to delay action and protect profits for as long as possible. Even in the face of an increasingly obvious climate emergency, this message still resonates with many people. Maybe that’s because the biggest social media companies help amplify it."

Source: Bloomberg, 01/24/2023
February 1, 2023

DEADLINE: NASW Excellence in Institutional Writing Award

The National Association of Science Writers annually awards cash prizes for high-caliber, publicly accessible science writing produced on behalf of an institution or other non-media organization. Open to all and free for NASW members. Deadline is Feb 1 annually.

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February 1, 2023

DEADLINE: NASW Peggy Girshman Idea Grants

The National Association of Science Writers invites proposals from individuals or groups for grants of up to $15,000 to support projects and programs that will help science writers in their professional lives or benefit the field of science writing. NASW membership not required. Deadline for this round is Feb 1, 2023.

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Exxon Scientists Predicted Warming, Even as Company Cast Doubts: Study

"In the late 1970s, scientists at Exxon fitted one of the company’s supertankers with state-of-the-art equipment to measure carbon dioxide in the ocean and in the air, an early example of substantial research the oil giant conducted into the science of climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 01/13/2023


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