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Lake Mead

CU Boulder launches initiative to support coverage of the Colorado River Basin

April 2, 2019

A journalism initiative to expand coverage of Western water issues is launching this month at the University of Colorado Boulder with support from a two-year, $700,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation . Visit The Water Desk The Water Desk, based in the College of Media, Communication and Information’s Center...

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Mongabay founder to discuss environmental journalism at CU Boulder campus

March 18, 2019

The founder of Mongabay, one of the most successful environmental journalism startups in the world, will join journalists this Wednesday, March 20, for the panel, “Global Environmental Journalism: Under Siege or Dawning Anew?”

Discover: Plastered! Images from space show just how much snow has accumulated in large parts of the U.S. West

Feb. 25, 2019

After a shocking dearth of snow last year, the Sierra Nevada mountains of California and Nevada truly have been getting plastered, helping to build up the snowpack that millions of people depend on for water.

CU Independent: Ted Scripps fellows discuss their lives as environmental journalists

Feb. 22, 2019

This year’s Ted Scripps fellows in environmental journalism held a panel, titled “Journalism in the Age of Distraction,” at the University of Colorado Boulder about their careers.

Scripps Fellowships

Apply now for a Ted Scripps Fellowship

Feb. 4, 2019

Each year, five exceptional journalists are awarded a Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism. Over a nine-month period, fellows attend classes at the University of Colorado Boulder, participate in weekly seminars and field trips, and pursue their own journalistic projects on a wide range of environmental topics. Former fellows have...

USA Today: Should fires in national parks be allowed to burn?

Dec. 13, 2018

The increasing frequency and intensity of wildfires – not just in the American West but throughout the country – is becoming a fact of life, and it’s time we learned to live with it. Partly it’s a function of climate change, and partly it’s a result of the way U.S...

Jackson Hole News and Guide: Thirty years after the 1988 Yellowstone fires, living in an era when big fires are the new normal

Aug. 29, 2018

Featuring Deputy Director for Center for Environmental Journalism, Michael Kodas

The 2018 Fellows

Five award-winning journalists named Center for Environmental Journalism Scripps fellows

Aug. 24, 2018

The new fellows include a CNN producer and nationally-known book authors and magazine journalists. Their work has appeared in such outlets as The Atlantic, National Geographic, The New York Times, Outside Magazine and more.

The Conversation: A high-adrenaline job: 5 questions answered about fighting wildfires

Aug. 2, 2018

Featuring Deputy Director of Center for Environmental Journalism, Michael Kodas

KUER 90.1: Demand Is Rising For 'Fire Bombers,' But It's Unclear If They Really Work

Aug. 2, 2018

Featuring Deputy Director of Center for Environmental Journalism, Michael Kodas