March 1, 2023

Conservation Messaging in the Bucketlist Era

How do we leverage growing interest in nature-based tourism to promote responsible travel and educate visitors? Join the Yale Center for Environmental Communication for a panel discussion with international sustainable tourism and conservation experts. 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET.


"Citing Birds And Bees, Groups Petition EPA To Close Pesticide Loophole"

"The US should overhaul regulation of a class of insecticides tied to excessive honey bee and bird deaths, according to a citizen petition filed Wednesday with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by a coalition of more than 60 nonprofit groups."

Source: The New Lede, 02/23/2023

"How Widespread Are These Toxic Chemicals? They’re Everywhere."

"Polar bears in the Arctic and plankton in the Pacific. Cardinals in Atlanta and crocodiles in South Africa." "Researchers created a map showing where PFAS compounds, linked to cancer in humans, have been detected in wildlife. It spans the globe."

Source: NYTimes, 02/23/2023

Pythons Snacking on GPS-Wearing Opossums That Give Up Their Locations

"After nearly five months of waiting, an alarm activated on Michael Cove’s radio, a sign his study was working. To hunt pythons, an invasive predator in the Florida Keys, Cove and fellow researchers have been strapping GPS collars to opossums and raccoons."

Source: Washington Post, 02/21/2023

#SEJSpotlight: Bobby Magill, Reporter, Bloomberg Law

Meet SEJ member Bobby Magill! Bobby is a journalist covering water, public lands and the Interior Department for Bloomberg Law in Washington, D.C. His work focuses on climate change and legal battles over the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, water supplies, oil and gas leasing, endangered species and other federal lands issues.

March 2, 2023

Webinar: How to Cover Great Apes

Are you looking for expert opinions on the issues facing mountain gorillas? Are you interested in learning how to better cover critically endangered orangutans? Or story ideas and advice to sharpen your reporting? On March 2, 11:00 a.m. EST, you're invited to join Mongabay for the next installment in their free webinar series.



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