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About IJNR

IJNR (Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources) is a non-profit organization that increases public awareness of natural resource issues through hands-on professional development programs for journalists.

North Carolina Recap – Plus, the IJNR Blues!

Did you miss out on our dispatches from the road during our North Carolina Institute? Are you curious to hear more about where our intrepid Fellows went, and what they covered? If that’s the case, you can check out our … Continue reading

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Historic Colorado Flood – From Two Perspectives

We love it when we get to see two or more of our alumni (or, in this case, an alumna and a staff member) reporting on the same issue on the same day. Today, two great stories about an historic … Continue reading

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Announcing our Shale Country Institute

Journalists: Apply for IJNR’s 2014 Shale Country Institute! Our Shale Country Institute will take place in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York from June 24th through the 28th. While we’ll continue the “roving journalists” approach to this Institute, Shale Country will … Continue reading

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Announcing the Frank Allen Field Reporting Award

Frank Allen founded IJNR in 1995. For more than fifteen years he led journalists on intense reporting expeditions throughout North America, introducing them to the people and places involved in important environment, natural resource, energy, and development issues. When Frank retired … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Road: North Carolina!

Well, the weather has thrown some curveballs at our intrepid North Carolina crew, but they have soldiered on despite gale warnings, ice storms, and the threat of the Outer Banks washing away completely while they watch. (Ok, maybe not completely, but … Continue reading

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Wolves, Wind River Boundary Battles, and Struggling Mountain Frogs

Tuesday Noozeday! Here’s some reading to keep you busy on this wintery day: First, from Michelle Nijhuis writing for On Earth magazine, a look at wolves and their status on the endangered species list: Howls of Outrage About 300 wolves … Continue reading

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Bakken Boom, Trout Fiasco, NSA Climate Edge, and Pete Seeger

New reporting from IJNR alums for your Thursday reading! First, check out this great multi-medi package from NPR’s Kirk Siegler and his colleagues about the Bakken oil boom in North Dakota: The Great Plains Oil Rush A remarkable transformation is … Continue reading

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Fracking, Fish Hunger Games, and Toxic Algae

New Nooze for your Thursday reading pleasure! First, from Jeremy Runnalls with Corporate Knights magazine, a look at fracking regulation in the U.S.. This story is a result of our 2013 Mining Country Institute!   Testing the waters IRON MOUNTAIN, … Continue reading

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Now accepting applications for our 2014 North Carolina Institute!

IJNR invites applications for its North Carolina Institute, an expenses-paid learning expedition that will cover natural resource, economic and human health issues from the research triangle of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Content of the fellowship … Continue reading

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The Best of 2013, Day 12: Crown of the Continent Follow-up

Happy Holidays from IJNR! We hope you have enjoyed our Twelve-Days-of-Christmas, Best-of-2013 Bonanza here on The Nooze.  Here’s one final offering before we take a break for the holiday. We’ll be back on December 30 with a few final reminders … Continue reading

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