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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.

Dispatches from the Road: Shale Country Day 3 & 4

The Shale Country crew wrapped up their trip this past weekend, and now are - hopefully! – settling back into their daily routines. They had a whirlwind tour of three states in five days, and returned home with heads full of … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Road: Shale Country Day 2 Recap

On Thursday the group traveled to New York to learn about drill-waste disposal, concerned citizens, and the economics of natural gas – among other things. See a complete recap of their day, and learn more about the issues they covered: … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Road: Shale Country, Day 1 continued

The Shale Country crew continues their journey near Lake Erie, despite torrential downpours. Yesterday afternoon the group got up close and personal with a well pad in Western Pennsylvania. Read all about it here: Shale Country Day 1 Undaunted by … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Road: Shale Country

The intrepid Shale Country crew is on the road, and they’re already seeing and learning about lots of exciting things! For up-to-the-minute updates about what they’re doing, follow us on Twitter  @IJNR_connect,  hashtag #IJNR_shale. You also should check out this … Continue reading

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2014 Shale Country Institute Preview

We’re just two weeks away from the start of our 2014 Shale Country Institute, which will bring 18 journalists from around the country to learn all about fracking in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. As usual, we’ll be posting daily … Continue reading

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Earth Month, Day 15: Whales and Sustainability in Uruguay

For today’s Earth Month offering, we bring you something a little different. From alumna Carol Ann Bassett, who teaches environmental writing and journalism at the University of Oregon, comes an innovative project. In her own words: I direct a new … Continue reading

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Earth Month, Day 14: Peeing Wolves and Scientific Bling

On today’s installment of Earth Month, we bring you the ongoing tale of a wolf named OR7 (lonely no more!) and a bracelet that’s helping scientists understand pollution: First, from Cally Carswell with High Country News, a look at OR7′s … Continue reading

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Earth Month, Day 13: Four-part Lake Series

Today on Earth Month, a dynamic duo of alumni present a four-part series examining threats to the quality of Wisconsin lakes, and ambitious new efforts that seek to improve them.  Also, how can you not love the incredible quote they got to … Continue reading

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Earth Month, Day 12: Bone Collectors and Fish Ladders

Today on Earth Month we bring you two stories about aquatic critters, and the people interested in them: First, from Lauren Sommer with KQED Public Media, a look at how one man’s quirky pastime is helping protect sea life in California: … Continue reading

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Earth Month, Day 11: Fire and Ice

Two stories for your reading and listening pleasure on this Monday morning installment of Earth Month. First, from Kirk Siegler with NPR, a look at how researchers are trying to unlock the mysteries of wildfire, as fire season bears down … Continue reading

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