Metcalf News

Global Shipping and the Climate Challenge

Approximately 80-percent of world trade is carried by sea – everything from the cars we drive and the food we eat to the televisions in our homes. But this form of transportation is a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change. What steps are being taken to reduce the maritime industry’s… [ Continue Reading ]

Evaluating Metcalf Institute Impacts

For twenty years, Metcalf Institute has been helping journalists translate the science behind environmental stories. We’ve learned a few things along the way, and several recent articles share our insights about the importance and impacts of professional development for journalists. Sunshine Menezes, Metcalf’s executive director, was invited to write a guest column about Metcalf training… [ Continue Reading ]

Climate Change and the News Webinar: What’s New in the U.S. Climate Science Special Report?

According to the Climate Science Special Report recently released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, we are living in the warmest period “in the history of modern civilization.” The report summarizes thousands of research studies that have documented the effects of global warming on ocean life, flooding, and extreme weather, with a focus on… [ Continue Reading ]

Metcalf Marks 20th Anniversary with 20 Exciting Programs

Join the celebration as Metcalf Institute continues to mark a major milestone – our 20th anniversary. We’ve experienced tremendous growth since audiences gathered for our first Annual Public Lecture Series in 1998, and a year later, the first group of fellows trekked to Rhode Island for Metcalf’s inaugural Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. Now,… [ Continue Reading ]

New URI Partnership to Expand and Strengthen Metcalf Institute

Metcalf Institute is poised to expand its national and global impacts by joining the University of Rhode Island College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS), effective July 1, 2017. This move strengthens Metcalf’s bottom line, providing institutional support for 25% of the annual staffing budget while enabling new training and educational opportunities at URI,… [ Continue Reading ]