Transportation

Calif. Turning Mountain Lions Into Roadkill Faster Than They Can Reproduce

"In the last eight years there have been 535 mountain lions reported killed on California highways — a steady toll of one to two each week that scientists suggest may exceed the reproductive rate of increasingly isolated and inbred puma clans."

Source: LA Times, 02/03/2023

Cascadia Bioregion Rife With Energy, Environment Troubles To Report in 2023

Iconic critters like salmon, orca and wolves. Climate controversies like natural gas greenwashing and carbon auctions. And wildfire fallout like “smoke-a-geddon.” These are just some of the wide array of stories worth covering as environmental journalists scan Cascadia, the huge area encompassing Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and stretching from Alaska to Utah. This special TipSheet, part of our 2023 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment, outlines top issues in the region, offering insights, resources and story angles.

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"The Political Debate On Shipping Oil Through Manitoba’s Arctic Port"

"Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre was met with rousing applause last week as he laid out a vision for a prosperous northern Manitoba that hinges on the contentious Port of Churchill. His plan — built in part around the idea of shipping oil through the port — has attracted increasing attention from Canadian leaders in recent months, putting Churchill’s future into the national spotlight."

Source: The Narwhal, 01/30/2023

US Refuses Calls For Immediate Protection Of North Atlantic Right Whales

"The U.S. government has denied two petitions to immediately protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales during the species’ calving season, raising concerns that this population of whales will continue to decline without intervention. There are currently about 340 of these whales left, making them one of the most threatened cetaceans in the world."

Source: Mongabay, 01/26/2023
February 9, 2023

SEJ's 2023 Journalists' Guide to Energy & Environment

What will be some of the top stories for energy and environmental journalists to cover in 2023? Environmental justice, climate change and biodiversity, clean energy and the critical minerals rush, wildfire and public lands management, indoor air quality and salmon and dams, and we'll be touring and discussing all these issues and more at SEJ's 32nd annual conference in Boise, Idaho, April 19-23. Join SEJ virtually at 1:00 p.m. ET for a look at the year ahead in the just-released "Journalists' Guide to Energy & Environment," moderated by #SEJ2023 co-chair Tom Michael. You'll also get a preview of #SEJ2023 agenda and issues.

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"Fear The Deer: Crash Data Illuminates America’s Deadliest Animal"

"Behold the deer, the deadliest beast in North America. Deer are responsible for the deaths of about 440 of the estimated 458 Americans killed in physical confrontations with wildlife in an average year, according to Utah State University biologist Mike Conover, employing some educated guesswork in the latest edition of “Human-Wildlife Interactions.”"

Source: Washington Post, 01/24/2023
February 7, 2023 to April 18, 2023

UT Energy Symposium (Weekly)

The University of Texas at Austin's weekly guest lecture series is free and open to the public, on Tuesdays, 1:30-2:45 p.m. ET, via Zoom or YouTube. Ongoing themes include climate change policy, innovation and diffusion of energy technologies, low-carbon technologies and behavioral aspects of energy consumption.

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January 25, 2023

GCAN Event: Cruise Ships — Full Steam Ahead on False Environmental Solutions by ICCT's Dr. Bryan Comer

The Global Cruise Activist Network invites you to this online event with Dr. Bryan Comer, marine program lead at the International Council on Clean Transportation, who will present ICCT’s research on the impacts of cruise ships, including those related to air pollution, water pollution and climate change. 3:00 p.m. ET.

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"Federal Government Advances Big Water Projects"

"Before ending its session and swearing in new members, Congress passed a fiscal year 2023 budget with key provisions for water infrastructure and disaster recovery. That’s in addition to approving legislation that authorizes Army Corps of Engineers projects for flood protection, navigation, and environmental restoration."

Source: Circle of Blue, 01/18/2023

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