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Journalists Beware: Hoaxsters on the Loose

Maybe the brief flurry of media attention to the latest in a string of hoaxes by climate activists wasn’t extensive enough to qualify as ballyhoo. Bali-hoo, perhaps.

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Nature Study (Non)Coverage Prompts Researcher/Media Dialog

Discussions between academics and journalists about news decisions not long ago were generally confined largely to venues such as conferences and workshops. Now, of course, they take place online too.

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Carbon Trading Market Doubles in Year; Most of Market in European Union

The fledgling greenhouse gas carbon trading market doubled to about $64 billion from 2006 to 2007, according to an annual emission trading market review (pdf) prepared by the World Bank.

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News Room E-Beat Jobs Watch: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

A faint ray of light in the dark tunnel of constricting news room staffs and shrinking news budgets: The beleaguered San Diego Union-Tribune prompted some passing smiles among environmental beat reporters this holiday season with the relatively joyful news that [...]

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HOW I DID THAT STORY: Covering Climate At Nearly 20,000 Feet

Ten breaths. Ten steps. Ten breaths. Ten steps. In tortured fashion, I struggled to follow Ohio State glaciologist Lonnie Thompson up the steep, scree-strewn slopes of Naimona’nyi, a brooding massif that rises 25,242 ft. in the far corner of southwestern [...]

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A LEADING SCIENTIST’S PERSPECTIVE: The Scientist/Journalist Experience On Remote Mountain Research Expeditions

How does journalism mix with science on an expedition to remote mountain glaciers? In the end the answer really depends on the character and expectations of the individuals involved. So far our experiences with journalists have been very positive and [...]

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New Climate News Compilation Available by Free Online Subscription

A new online compilation of climate change news is available by free subscription from Environmental Health Sciences, the Charlottesville, Va.- based organization which since 2003 has published the “Above the Fold” daily compilation widely used by environmental journalists.

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