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U-Dub Plans ‘World’s Largest’ Environmental College; Bainbridge Institute Certification Program Targets Writing

Two new higher-education initiatives in the Pacific Northwest promise expanded opportunities for those interested in communications and natural resources and environmental issues.

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NRDC Climate Change Costs Study Estimates 3.6% of U.S. GCP in 2100

An economic analysis prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and released to influence congressional consideration of greenhouse “cap-and-trade” legislation estimates that “if present trends continue,” total costs of damages from climate change in the U.S. could total as [...]

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A Journalism Dean’s Prescription: ‘Invent a New Social Compact’

This year’s college graduates face an uncertain jobs market, let alone those moving forward with undergraduate or graduate degrees in journalism, given the news room buyouts and layoffs roiling the mainstream print and broadcast media.

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Some U.S. Investors Backing Federal Climate Change Law

Officials representing institutional investors controlling some $2.3 trillion in assets are asking Senate Democratic and Republican leaders to pass “strong national climate legislation” providing “legal, regulatory, and market certainty.”

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Climate Change Features Included As Finalists for $75,000 Grantham Prize

The four finalists announced as remaining candidates for the 2008 $75,000 Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment include three entries dealing primarily with global climate change.

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National Academies Report Highlights Climate Change Analyses

Journalists and scientists experienced with climate change science won’t learn much new from the 2008 edition of the National Academies’ “Understanding and Responding to Climate Change,” a highlight of reports by the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and their [...]

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Editorial Page Commentaries On Candidate McCain’s Climate Prescriptions

The nation’s newspaper editorial pages used Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s mid-May climate change speech in Oregon to vent, pro and con, on the Arizona Senator’s policy prescription. A sampling of the commentaries, drawn from the climate change reporting database [...]

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