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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.

Earth Month, Day 2: Tumbleweeds and Steelhead

Earth Month continues! First, from Sarah Gilman with High Country News, an investigation of some pesky plants: Troubleweeds: Russian thistle buries roads and homes in southeastern Colorado J.D. Wright pauses to check in with his wife of 51 years. “Do … Continue reading

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Earth Month, Day 1: Wolves, Water, and Frac Sand

We’re kicking off Earth Month in style, with stories about three classic, controversial topics: Wolves, water, and energy. First, from Michelle Nijhuis, writing for OnEarth magazine, a look at the brouhaha over the removal of wolves from the Endangered Species List: … Continue reading

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Earth Month!

In honor of Earth Day, we decided to go big: Why celebrate with just one day? Why not celebrate with a whole month? Starting tomorrow, we’ll be bringing you “Earth Month” here on The Nooze. From April 22 – May … Continue reading

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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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