Introducing ‘Earth Journalism’
In the grand scheme of environmental affairs, journalism is almost always an afterthought. The media world seems to return the disfavor: the environmental beat is one of the least prestigious, and the journalists covering it seem to be among the first laid off during tough times; even journalism schools sometimes give it short shrift .
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Erik Rasmussen: The World’s Most Dangerous Epidemic
The world is facing an escalating global epidemic. Today, it claims 350,000 deaths per year and in 2030 the annual death toll will be approaching one million — the majority of them will be children.
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Project studies electrons in the Van Allen radiation belt
Scientists at Lancaster University are working with colleagues at the British Antarctic Survey on a £400,000 project to understand how particles from space affect the Earth’s atmosphere.
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